Over the years I have noticed that I have a really bad habit. One that I know at least a few of you readers out there share as well. This bad habit is called procrastination.  I always wait for the last minute to get a tasks done.  Well, actually let me take that back. I wait for the last minute to complete a task that I don't really want to do.  I would always make an excuse not to do it like, "I'll be more refreshed in the morning", or something other of the sort. However, although this got me into a lot of long nights writing papers during school, I always knew that I would get it done.  But this same form of making excuses happen in our everyday life. A great example is dieting or exercise. If you have ever worked in a gym, you know that the first 2 weeks after new years are the most packed days of the year.  This is because everyone makes a new year's resolution to lose weight or hit the gym on a consistent basis. However, after those initial two weeks people begin to slack and make excuses like "well I had to much work to do" or " I'm trying to save on gas money."  I'm sure you know of some.  Shoot, I think I've come up with every excuse in the world not to do something when I don't feel like it.   My challenge to you in to try and go a week without making an excuse for a task you told yourself would get done.  And when your weeks done, see if you feel more fulfilled. I haven't don't this yet, but I'm interesting to see how it goes. I know one thing. When I complete something that I didn't want to do, I always feel a great sense of relief and satisfaction.

3/26/2011 10:13:21 am



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