More on procrastination

Saturday, June 5th, 2004
Last week, I wrote that I would share my thoughts about procrastination:
Procrastination is what allows me to give 100% of my attention to the things that I really want to do right now, at the expense of the things that I choose to put off until later.
It seems to me that the easiest way for me to stop procrastinating is to convince myself that the things that I need to be doing are the things that I want  to be doing.

Sounds simple enough.

Now, I just need to save this post and get back to work so that I can do the things that I needed to be doing instead of updating my blog.

Discussion/Comments (2):

Putting it off till later...

Ok, so what is procrastination exactly? I won't get to serious here...

Once I met a man who was born a Jewish German in 1920. I met him in 1996, and discovered something I wanted to emulate.

As a young teen-ager, he was forced move schools, only to experience the beginnings of what would become familiar territory in the years to come: back of classes, no desks, no books or papers to write on...a second class citizen.

Later, he was interned in the concentration camp at Dachau. With his mom's help and some forged documents, he left the camp, and fled to Cuba...only to immigrate to America and join the US Air Force (there's more to the story, but here comes the point...).

I invited him to come to my classroom to talk to the students I was leading through historical studies. At lunch together, the day he spoke to my students, he said something I will always remember:

"Jason, whatever you think of, begin now. Just start, you'll never regret starting."

Posted at 6/6/2004 7:23:26 PM by Jason

Just start

Thanks for the vivid story, Jason.Good advice.

Posted at 6/6/2004 7:55:16 PM by Eric Mack

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