Not Five Tips on How to Avoid Procrastinating

Not Five Tips on How to Avoid ProcrastinatingAnyone who has read more even a handful of blog posts has surely read at least one that falls into the category of a listicle. You know the posts I mean – Five reasons for this, Twelve tips on that… I’ve done them too like here and here.

And I wish this was a list post. I really do! It’s not that I’m so in love with list posts – they’re fine – it’s just I can’t give you five tips on how to avoid procrastinating.

Sure, I could do a Google search and come up with many reasons. I could even draw a couple from my own observations and experiences.

But it would be disingenuous, unauthentic.

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No More Tension

No More TensionI’m convinced there is a proper response for every situation in life in either a Bruce Springsteen lyric or a Seinfeld episode. Any issue, any emotion, any incident has been dealt with by one of these two cultural phenomena.

And if you are a regular reader of this blog, you know very well that I am a huge Springsteen fan. While I’ve mentioned Seinfeld in passing, I don’t know if I ever mentioned that I loved the show. Well, just did.

Moving on.

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Taken The Punch

Rose Colored Glasses“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Mike Tyson.

In my last post, I’m Putting on Rose Colored Glasses, I spoke about my optimism for the coming year. I shared my plan to see things in their best light and make the most of the coming year.

I also noted that plans will go awry and frustrations and disappointments will occur.

And I was right.

Last week, I took the punch, a double shot on the chin, in the work realm. Details and reasons are not relevant. Stuff happens. However, the consequences of this double shot is that a significant chunk of my income was lost.

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