The art of procrastination

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I don’t know anyone as good at procrastination as I am. I’ll spend countless hours checking, organizing, thinking, preparing, and…well…procrastinating until I finally make the commitment. Or not. Mostly not.

“I can’t handle another project.” “I don’t have the time.” “What’s wrong with the way it is?” “Why do I need this new piece of gear? The old ones served me well.” “I haven’t read enough reviews to make up my mind.” None of these arguments hold water. They are all bullshit, yet I cannot bring myself to believe those facts enough to change my behavior.

God, I am good.

There are so many great new products to try, music to listen to, ideas to explore, projects to start, people to meet, books to read, that I am in a continual state of amazement at how I restrict myself. And why? Is it self preservation that holds me back? Fear of getting in too deep or just the embarrassment of starting something I fear I cannot finish?

Perhaps by writing this, I have broken through a bit of the thick ice in my head.

Thanks for letting me share.