And then I regret it. Usually profoundly.
There’s a wonderful book on productivity called Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy. It’s full of humour and helpful tips to stop procrastinating. The idea is to do the things that you really don’t want to do first to get them over with and out of the way. It’s excellent advice. Unfortunately, some of the time I don’t follow it.
I am a terrible procrastinator. I really need a hard deadline – then my work ethic kicks in – I don’t like to be late. That’s why I sign up for races. Otherwise I’d probably never get off my you-know-what.
Most of the time, I’m efficient enough and I leave myself just enough time for those really hard projects or reports so they get done, and to the standard I expect for myself. But every once in a while…I get caught. Yes, even after all my experience. What happens? I apologize and pull an all nighter. I should’ve eaten that frog.
Do you want to hear my favourite joke about procrastination? I’ll tell you later.