Thursday, February 16, 2012



Some of the most extraordinary people I know are terrible procrastinators.  So could it be that procrastination isn't so bad after all?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books on how to cure your procrastination. I wonder is procrastination a disease I need to be cured of?  Is it a disease?  Is it really that bad?  I admit, I procrastinate a lot of the time (a good example, I've been working on this post for over a week but became sidetracked while doing damage control on another important task I procrastinated on), so I guess I do need some help.   Instead of buying a self help book I knew I would never finish (because I procrastinate), I went online and looked for a remedy for my own dumbassery.

Monster Spray?

Cattle Prod?


Okay, so I didn't find any remedies that I , for one, would consider (except maybe the cattle prod), but I did learn a bit about procrastination.
                                                  There are those of us who "do"
                                                     those of us who "do it later"

For those who "do", good for you.  For the rest of us who "do it later"- we are either thrill seekers,  avoiders or, sadly, both.

A thrill seeker;
  • Works best under pressure
  • Waits for the last minute to experience the euphoric rush
An avoider;
  • Needs instant gratification; large projects or jobs require too much of their time without producing instant feedback.
  • Will rationalize, "I'll feel more like doing it tomorrow" or that "it" isn't as important as whatever they are presently doing or thinking about doing.
  • Has the belief that if ignored long enough the problem will resolve itself.

Warning: If you are both a procrastinating  thrill seeker and an avoider you have probably already gotten yourself in real trouble.  People who live on the edge like this need help. They've lost their business, home and even been arrested for procrastinating over paying their speeding tickets.

If you're about to have any of the above happen to you check out the informative sites below.

Pro-Active Steps to Prevent Procrastination
2 Tricks to Overcome Procrastination


  1. you're a HOOT! I'm both...the thrill seeker and the dyed in the wool procrastinator...HOWEVER there is still enough of my Mom, Dad and my beloved Don whispering in my ear..."get it done" "do it NOW" that my bacon gets pulled out of the fire before disaster strikes!

  2. Great post. For some light relief here is a funny about procrastination


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