I feel badly for Procrastination. If words had feelings, I fear Procrastination would have a very low self-esteem. It gets blamed for everything. Most people people consider Procrastination as a bad thing. It’s a word that often induces guilt and prompts excuses.
Others wear it as a badge of honor, but only as a result of feeling like they can’t keep up.
But what if Procrastination was actually a good thing? What if Procrastination actually meant if you were making wise choices about what is worth doing now, and what would be better to do later or never?
One of the realities you learn in life, is that you will always more to do than time to do it. Life about learning to make choices. Perhaps, as you head into the New Year, instead of making a list of all the things you’d like to do, perhaps this year you should make a list of all the things you will not do in 2018.
What are your time wasters? What do you need to stop feeling guilty about? What are you trying to do that nobody is even asking you to do? What would your spouse or kids or boss or anyone else ask you to procrastinate on if you would ask?
It’s time to stop treating Procrastination was a bad word. It’s time to strategically choose what you will put off, so you’ll have more time for what matters most.
This blog post is a result of my random word challenge, submitted by Bill Gunter for Procrastination.