Procrastination Robs from Your Past, Too

Note to self:

When you put off doing what you need to do, you force your future self to deal with what you should be dealing with now. You rob your future self of that time, energy, and emotional wellbeing.

But procrastination also affects makes your past poorer, too.

Can you really say you remember well the times in your life when you were procrastinating – when you were putting off that move, that new job, that education, that project, that mission? If you can remember it, perhaps you don’t remember it with pride or any fondness.

Those video games, movies, books, and other distractions don’t make for an interesting history. If you are asked to share how you spent that time, you may even feel a bit of shame.

Don’t you wish you could give your own story and your own history with pride? Don’t you wish your past was filled with achievement rather than just delays and avoidance?

Then stop procrastinating now. Give your past a better future.

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James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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