Category Archives: PROCRASTINATION

Character is simply habit long continued.


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gluttony, greed – Wanting and taking too much: food, sex, time, money, comfort, leisure, material possessions, attention, security.  Acquiring things (material things, relationships, attention) at the expense of others.

laziness, procrastination, sloth – Not doing as much as is reasonable for us to do. Putting things off repeatedly. Not carrying our own load as much as we are able. Letting others provide things for us that we ought to get for ourselves.

Bloom where you are planted.

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“All procrastinators put off things they have to do. Structured procrastination is the art of making this negative trait work for you. The key idea is that procrastinating does not mean doing absolutely nothing. Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, such as gardening or sharpening pencils or making a diagram of how they will reorganize their files when they get around to it. Why does the procrastinator do these things? Because they are a way of not doing something more important. If all the procrastinator had left to do was to sharpen some pencils, no force on earth could get him to do it. The procrastinator can be motivated to do difficult, timely, and important tasks, however, as long as these tasks are a way of not doing something more important.”
― John Perry, The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ― Anton Chekhov



‘PROCRASTINATION’ is an art, a trade, a goal, a calling.
Not a pit of failure into which the world is falling.
This year, we should declare, a year of celebration,
For that once decried achievement, and that’s ‘PROCRASTINATION’.

Everyone has practised it from childhood to old age,
Some have done it quietly. Some reached centre stage.
It’s been written into history as a reputation earned  —
You remember Nero? He fiddled, while Rome burned.

It that’s not ‘PROCRASTINATION’, then I don’t know what is.
Nero’s ‘fiddling’ made him a ‘PROCRASTINATION’ whiz.
He should have been revered for this. Was this true? I doubt it.
He committed suicide, but he took his time about it.

BLUE  –  the shearer             (copyright  col wilson)