If you can honestly say you live by the rules mentioned below, you are welcome to apply for membership of the Ancient Order of Two-Headed Turtles (the Society of Procrastinators ) if and when they ever get themselves organised.
Some people will always be procrastinators and so to make your life easier I have outlined some rules that if you adhere to them will ensure that you can become the best procrastinator you can possibly be.
- Strongly believe that if anything is worth doing, somebody somewhere would have been done it already.
- Never move too quickly, except when avoiding work or finding excuses to avoid work.
- Always give a lifetime of consideration to a task before rushing into it.
- Ensure all deadlines are met with an urgency that is directly in proportion to the amount of bodily injury you could expect to receive from missing them.
- Remember that with the speed of change in today’s world, new technologies and astounding discoveries are guaranteed to reprieve you from your obligations.
- Truly believe that any deadline you are given will be unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.
- Always remember that although infinitesimally small, the probability of a miracle, is not exactly zero.
- If at first you don’t succeed, it was obviously not meant to be.
- In the first instance, always make a decision not to decide, unless of course you decide to change your mind.
- Always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, only when absolutely necessary.
- Always have in mind the law of inverse excuses, which states that the greater the task to be done, the more insignificant the work that must be done prior to beginning the greater task.
- Remember that the cycle of work is wait/plan/plan and not plan/start/finish, as others would have you think.
- Only put off until tomorrow, what you can’t forget about forever.
So are you on course to be the best procrastinator you can be, or would you like some help, if it is the latter feel free to drop me a line [email protected]
Till next Time
The Time Doctor – Mike Gardner