Procrastinate, who me?

Now? Later?

Procrastination follows me as a temptation to let things go, relax, don’t worry, next month there’ll be time.

If I die tonight, have I achieved what I want to in this life? Of course, if I’m dead, will I worry?

It would be a good feeling to have completed something worthy before I go; something that I could be proud to think that I completed.

As I wrote before, illustration scares me. I did try a few things last week, and gave up dissatisfied. My thinking returns, why waste time on something that will take years to become competent doing? Why not concentrate on one thing, rather than get distracted and waste precious time?

Life isn’t like that. I have many loves. Writing is just one of them. Doing just one thing doesn’t suit me! Gardening, once I’m in the garden, I adore. Cooking is another distraction, which gives me pleasure, and others, I hope! So it looks as if I’ll whittle my time away doing the things I love. Whether I ever succeed in producing something worthy is up to the powers that be.

Perhaps my legacy will be the love I have felt for my family and friends. That is something that is a constant. Even if I never write that illusive novel, they will know that their participation in my life meant everything. There are other novels out there for them to read, some really good ones…

Now? Later?

We all procrastinate. Website, magazine, knitting project, TV show, something else—what’s your favorite procrastination destination?’

Ben Huberman

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/now-later/

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Procrastinate, who me?

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  3. joannesisco

    Like you, I too have many loves and sometimes I worry that I spread myself too thin and don’t do anything with the full attention it deserves.
    Then I remind myself that I have a high need for variety and different types of stimulation. I think my legacy will be the breadth of my experiences, not the depth 🙂

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Joanne, life is to be enjoyed and don’t worry about your legacy!
      Your state of mind obviously benefits from the variety of your interests and others will be attracted to your enjoyment of life! ❤

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  4. Zachary @zacharykreid

    When I was in middle school we had to indicate a quote for the yearbook. When I was 14 mine was “I’m going to stop procrastinating…. starting tomorrow.” As you can see, I was afflicted at a young age, and still to this day hahaa. A long battle, but every task I complete ahead of time is one more victory for me! 🙂

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Zachary, I love your chosen quote when you were 14, and I don’t suppose you were being funny at the time! It seems you have overcome/ or are overcoming such procrastination.
      Delightful example! 🙂

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Hilary, yes, I agree, people must come first. The rest must just fall into place as time permits.
      BTW I did put a few more sculptures up for you!

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  5. bkpyett Post author

    Helen, you are so right! We are lucky to have families that provide us with thoughts of things continuing when we’re gone. I just loved your short story today so much, are you getting a collection together? It would be wonderful to do a book of those short stories. Have you read any of Alice Munro? I love her writing and think you might too. She does short stories.

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  6. Kimberley Thomas

    What a beautiful reply, Barbara. I especially loved your sentiment, “Perhaps my legacy will be the love I have felt for my family and friends.” In the end, that is what really matters- the love we share with those who mean the most.

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  7. M-R

    Damned fine legacy, Ba darlin. I have stuck up on my desk in front of me something that contradicts your claim to be no illustrator, btw …

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