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Procrastination

To think too long about doing a thing, often becomes its undoing.

Everyone has a dream.
Everyone has a desire.
Everyone has a need.
Everyone has a want.

From the time soneone is a child, to the moment in which they are grasping onto their lasts breaths of life’s air, they have something that they crave.
Yet, the deciding factor is, do they strive to get what they want, or do they simply let time and opportunity pass them by?

Maybe it’s the people I have encountered, time and time again in life, but I’ve found that too many individuals have lavish dreams, but no real drive and passion to turn their wants into reality.

If you aren’t happy in your current love relationship and have strived to fix it repeatedly, leave it.
Don’t hope for what may never come, or live in the illusion that an individual will change for the better.

There is happiness out there for you.

If you want to visit a far off destination, what are you waiting for?
Jobs and material possessions come and go, but opportunties don’t knock often.
In fact, sometimes they just blow a soft rustle against your window, in the hopes that you will simply listen.

If you want to purchase your dream car, setup a well-conceived savings plan and follow it religiously.
Why get a loan, when you will simply find that in time, you will be working just to pay off the loan?  It’s not fun to remind yourself that you are driving your dream car to work, for the sole purpose of paying for it.

Kind of ironic, no? Sad, but true….

Why has society created so many procrastinators?
I have NEVER told myself ‘I want…’ and never strived to achieved it.

I recall back in university, we were discussing procrastination and a psychologist stated how there were 3 basic type of procrastinators:

– arousal types, or thrill-seekers, who wait to the last minute for the euphoric rush.
– avoiders, who may be avoiding fear of failure or even fear of success, but in either case are very concerned with what others think of them; they would rather have others think they lack effort than ability.
– decisional procrastinators, who cannot make a decision. Not making a decision absolves procrastinators of responsibility for the outcome of events.

Ask yourself…
What type am I?  Why?

My advice to anyone out there who labels themselves as a procrastinator is to seize whatever opportunity comes their way.

Positive or negative, the situation will shape you into who you will become.
You will constantly learn from your downfalls, and sit back in splendor at your triumphs.

When all is said and done, at least you can say: I have lived.

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August 28, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. I have experienced this, and am possibly hanging on to illusions myself.. maybe I’m procastinating, or wondering if it is real. Or, maybe it is because I cannot really eblieve it is possible.

    There are a lot of things that I have taken into account and your quote says it all, “To think too long about doing a thing, often becomes its undoing.” The thought after a while just fades away, you forget, or do not believe in it enough anymore, feels like a mirage that existed in the head. And you move on to other dreams…

    Comment by puja | October 30, 2006

  2. Ok last comment, I promise. I agree with you, there are alot of procrastinators out there! Hmm, there was no section for a half ^%$ p like me…because sometimes I have to admit that I fall under the category of last minute!

    When we look at the root of any situation or decision, I think that fear plays a big factor and can deter anyone from achieving the life they truly desire.

    Someone once said, “Think about the WHAT, don’t think about the HOW”….now if we could just apply that to our everyday lives…life would be much more simple.

    🙂

    Comment by livelyd | March 18, 2008


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