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I stand proudly at my desk and declare my Emancipation from Procrastination, freeing myself from bonds of laziness.
I have a dream, that one day my habitual procrastination, as noted by my mother - whose voice comes back to haunt me with labels such as disorganized, scattered and lazy - will be transformed into an empowering situation where endless to do lists and procrastination temptations will be forever banished to annals of accomplishment. I have a dream today where I recognize that I walk not alone on this path to procrastination but am in fact in excellent company (see Bill Gates above).
This will be day when I sing "My list, 'tis of thee, endless list that plagues me, of thee I sing. List of tasks I don't like to do, list of thorns in my side, from every desktop, let work begin."
And if I'm to change pattern of procrastination. this must become true.
After hours of research, I've finally understood that one of big reasons I've been procrastinating is that I'm focusing only on finishing. So I'll begin to concentrate on starting. All I need to do is keep starting, and finishing will take care of itself. Which brings me to another thing my mother used to say... but I think I'll leave that thought unfinished.
Energized and ready to tackle daunting task of writing this month's newsletter, I'm excited to have broken free from shackles of procrastination that bound me.
Free at last! free at last!... now if only I could find my pen.
Maybe I'll do this tomorrow....
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