Monday, September 13, 2010
I once attended a class at church called, "Cooperating with God for a Change." During the class, the teacher said, "How many of you think procrastination is a bad thing?"
Everyone raised their hand.
"Not at all," he said. "Procrastination is the thing that lets us delay starting things until the right time. Without procrastination, if you woke up at 2 a.m. and realized your grass needed cutting, you'd have to get up right then and mow it."
Which pretty much describes my life.
You see, I was born without a procrastination gene.
Many of you will reading that will say, "How lucky! Think of all she must get done!"
But it's more like, "Think of all the things she gets started!" Finishing stuff requires discipline, which is a whole separate chromosomal sequence.
Old Dog, on the other hand, was born with two procrastination genes.
In fact, the only thing that gets him started on a project is when I initiate one and then abandon it.
So, all in all, it works out.