I was going to be off work for roughly two months due to surgery. I knew not much would happen the first couple weeks, I’d be sleeping a lot, and I did. But after that I could get a great deal of stuff done that I had been putting off. I’d work on all my blogs and websites, clean/organize my office, get ready for the spring semester for school, update AutoCAD on my home computer, and some other random stuff. It was truly going to be a productive time.
Well, I go back to work in four days, and I have accomplished almost nothing. I did get some posts done for my blogs, but nothing in the way of maintenance or upkeep. I got my desk cleaned off and roughly “organized”, but that’s it. Didn’t do a $#@! thing regarding school. I have binge watched Forensic Files. Didn’t watch many of the other shows on my Netflix list, though.
I once read a book about procrastination (forget the title and author’s names). The authors related a story about a weekend seminar they put together to work with and interview procrastinators. They planned this whole big shindig for over a year. A week before they had almost no one signed up, in the single digits if I recall correctly. They seriously considered canceling, due to insufficient interest. Then, in the last five days scores of people rushed to sign up, and filled all the slots. The seminar was a huge success.
But why did the sign-up process almost go so horribly wrong? They figured it out, and were very embarrassed about it. Their target market was… procrastinators. And they did exactly what they do.
I chuckle every time I think about that story.
Anyway, back to me. Four days. Lots to do. Yeah, I can pack it in. 😉