No, I’m not thankful for procrastination. And typically I’m not a procrastinator. In fact, I’m one of those people who try to be early on everything. But once in awhile, I hit a project that I just keep putting off…and off…and off.
Well, I had one of those projects. It was weighing me down. I kept saying I needed to just buckle down and finish it. In fact, I knew I was within a couple of hours of getting it all done. But it has been so busy that every day I had too many interruptions. Interruptions I allowed to derail my plans to complete the final steps.
Well, I told my secretary when she left on Thursday that I wasn’t going home on Friday until it was done. I was absolutely committed.
And, guess what? Once I really got serious, it only took one hour to finish. Sheesh, surely I could have found one hour before. Of course I could have.
Today, I’m thankful I got this elephant (the monkey grew over time) off my back. I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Now, if I can just learn my lesson and not do this again.