The irony of procrastination is that it seems to be the one topic I can write about while I dither with every other topic.
You see I’m not a genius. That much is clear by the lack of swimming pool full of money a la Scrooge McDuck. I have some traits of genius, like the ability to think about lots of ideas and plans, but lack the one crucial element…the ability to implement.
If I could invent a device that works like the Harry Potter pensieve then I would get a lot more done in life. I just need something that could extract the thoughts from my head and either put them down on paper or produce what I am imagining. Now even this post is struggling with that concept, the blog I have in my mind is corrupted and mangled somewhere along the ganglions.
If only I could bang my head on the keyboard and ta da, there’s the seven hundred word masterpiece I am thinking of. But no, what I get is a jumble of words that could be created by throwing a load of Scrabble tiles in the air and seeing how they land.
The one problem is procrastination, procrastination and an inability to express myself. The two problems are procrastination and an inability to express myself; and jumping to start the next new thing. The three problems are procrastination, an inability to express myself and jumping to start the next new thing; and being easily distracted.
The four problems are procrastination, expressing myself, new things and distractions; and a desire to fit in Monty Python sketches into my writing.
I’m trying to put together a plan at work for a project and I have the basics of a great idea, but trying to ctrl+c that from my brain is proving difficult. I want to go from opening a new document to saving a fully formed strategy document. However Word 2007 doesn’t seem to have this option, perhaps it’s an idea for a future version of Office?
While wittering away to Mrs G I’ll often come up with a surprise piece of wisdom or a fantastic idea for a story and suggests she writes it down. However she refuses to be my secretary or start a Twitter account (@s**tmycrackpothusbandcomesupwith). Who knows what human culture has lost due to the lack of a written record of my ramblings?
If you ask Mrs G I think she will tell you it’s more likely to be humanity’s gain.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Obstacle Course.”
Think about what you wanted to accomplish last week. Did you? What are the things that hold you back from doing everything you’d like to do?