30 Days, 30 Essays – Procrastination


It has been called by many names. Not a few solutions have been proffered, but this plague still haunts man down.

Like you, I struggle with my portion of procrastination, nay, I indulge in it.

The many demons we struggle with are sometimes self-inflicted. No man is doomed to not taking action; it is only the will to work that is overridden by the desire for pleasure.

A wise man said, “Do what you have to do; so you may do what you WANT to do.”

That sums up the battle within us, the struggle to do the hard and necessary as against the easy and fun.

For most of us we don’t have any alternative thing to do but lazing around.

My experience is, no chore remains what it was at the first instance.

As unused items gather dust so are the work left undone. But if you think dusts are weightless try to gather a year worth of dusting and measure.

However, the dusts that clutter up on our undone chores are more responsibilities, urgency and emergences. With all these we are bound to make mistakes.

Naturally, I hate cheats or to be cheated out of a deal.

If I left my dishes undone I don’t want to deal with the resultant visitation of rats and roaches or the foul odour that comes from overstayed trash. But since nature abhor vacuum and fills in shit on our chore; I have learned to deal with my issues as soon as expected. I won’t give nature a chance to fill up the vacuum with some shit for me.

Procrastination is simple a trick of the mind to see how far it can stretch you. Knowing full well you don’t meet undone chore the way you left it.

But, if your mind is always looking for stretch limits, I am sure I have better things to do with my time.

2 thoughts on “30 Days, 30 Essays – Procrastination”

  1. Procrastination… that time-thief. I agree with the wise man who said, “Do what you have to do; so you may do what you WANT to do.” Oh that I may have the discipline to always follow through!

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