Wallow, isn’t that word used when discussing animals who lie around in mud or water? Indeed that is the word. However another definition of wallow is to indulge in an unrestrained way, in something that creates a pleasurable sensation. So today, we are going to wallow in procrastination, by looking at ways I can help you wallow in this “thing” which stops you from achievement.
Seems odd I’d tell you how to wallow in procrastination when the blog is entitled Sustained Achievement. I know, that is why this blog is so hard for me to write, but here we go. I suggest you put on your boots because it’s going to get deep.
# 1 way to wallow in Procrastination – never put anything on your agenda! Yep, no deadlines, not appointments, allow yourself to flow through the day, like a dandelion blowing in the wind. Not having anything on your agenda gives you freedom. Don’t you love freedom? In this first way, the mind will think something is completely wrong but don’t worry, you will convince yourself having nothing on the agenda is the only way to live. Can you see yourself just loving it for a day, perhaps a month or even year after year. You wonder why you don’t have any motivation, but you have freedom.
# 2 way to wallow in Procrastination – Play videos games all day long, or better yet watch a TV series in its entirety and watch the hours and days go by. You will forget there are 24 hours in the day from the blast you are having. But wait, your eyes get strained from playing games or watching hours of TV and somehow you fall asleep with your favorite bag of snacks next to you. You tell your friends you are playing videos games all day and skipping work and they ask if everything is ok and you blurt out “You don’t understand… I’ve got freedom!” and you hear the bells ringing in background.
# 3 way to wallow in Procrastination – You tell yourself “It’s not that important” for everything. When you first utter the phrase you find it hard to say, but you try again and again and eventually the phrase rolls out. Your mind begins to believe you and somehow your subconscious talks to you, but you simply tell yourself “It’s not the important!” and go back to, you’re not sure what you were doing.
#4 way to wallow in Procrastination – You convince yourself someone else will do it. Yes, the twin you don’t have will make sure it gets done. The twin, you see in the mirror each day whose name and features resemble you. What a perfect way to blame what isn’t done on someone else. Shedding personal responsibility to the “other” person.
#5 way and last way to wallow in Procrastination – I don’t know how! You keep telling yourself this over and over and again you convince yourself of that very thing. Why learn something new? It would be too hard anyway. You get tired of people asking you to do something, so you make up a tee shirt that shouts “Don’t Ask Me, I Don’t Know How!” People ask if you are serious and you just answer “Can’t you read?”
Don’t you feel the sense of wallowing in procrastination gets so much accomplished?
Ok, all kidding aside, this is a satire!
Achievers don’t wallow in procrastination, they move ahead with plans, strategies and look for ways to improve themselves. If you are better aware of what the pits are, you are more likely to avoid them.
For fun, if you could wallow in procrastination, which number would you most like to do! Respond in the comments below.
Use your time wisely so you can achieve, but wallow in procrastination and you grieve.
Ok, time to take off your boots, see you next week!