The 54th Deadline: Something never becomes anything unless it has a beginning and end.
Lately, I have been realizing I have a peculiar problem I need to fix – I don’t finish what I start as much as I would like.
It’s all been too apparent for me.
For example, I had a smoke detector in my room that was beeping because the battery was dying. I went to the store and bought a new battery. It took me a week or so to replace the dead battery so I could have a functioning smoke detector again, even though I had it all right in front of me.
It’s such a random thing. Literally, getting the smoke detector all set up took less than 30 seconds when I finally just finished the task. It wasn’t hard or anything like that. I just put it off. Still, it was a week of procrastinating before I finally got it done. And thank goodness a fire did not break out in my place during that whole week.
The whole point is, this kind of procrastination is not uncommon or anything. It’s in the same vein when you’re a student and you have assignments you need to finish.
You keep putting things off, you keep telling yourself you will do this at this point, then you keep setting it aside and then it’s been a long time before you realize you should just have it all done already.
Procrastination is just a natural occurrence. It just creeps up at the worst times.
Now, more importantly, when you consider this procrastination for other projects I have had in the works for a long while, it’s just been apparent how counterproductive I have been with my time.
And I realize I have had a lot of life-altering situations that would of course affect how much time and effort I could invest toward a given project.
After all, survival comes first. But regardless, I don’t want to survive all of the time. I want to thrive. And in a big way.