Tag Archives: procrastination

Mental Busywork

I once worked at a small town grocery store. The work atmosphere was mostly pleasant and I liked my coworkers and the customers immensely. The single most unpleasant part of the job happened during slow business days. We had to … Continue reading

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Too Late

It’s never too late to ______. Fill in the blank with nearly any topic and you will supposedly increase your level of motivation. The phrase is the stuff of Internet memes. It is an example of sweeping generalizations. The facts … Continue reading

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At The Last Minute

Last Christmas Eve, a friend invited our friends group to his apartment for a casual, potluck, holiday social gathering. As we settled into the living room, the host nervously excused himself. We heard boxes being dropped and paper crinkling in … Continue reading

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Overcoming

I lost count of the number of self-help books I’ve read about overcoming shyness throughout the years. Although the struggle to become less shy dominated my library book checkout record, I couldn’t help but gravitate towards self-help books and audio-books that … Continue reading

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Just Do It

The corporate marketing slogan for the Nike Corporation is arguably one of the most successful in business history. They took a short motivational sentence and caused the public to automatically think about their products whenever we see or hear it. … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Delays

To delay can be a downside or an upside in our lives. We can all probably remember when we were presented with an opportunity but procrastinated with our decision to accept it, the wait was too long then the opportunity … Continue reading

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Knuckle Down

I saw an advertisement that claims over 20-percent of Americans wait until Tax Day, April 15th, to file their Federal and State Income Tax returns.  That figure represents a lot of procrastinating people.  I think about the panic taking place … Continue reading

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