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Monthly Archives: May 2010

I seem to have gotten my procrastination cycle down to about 1 day, in most cases.   I.e. if I piss away the morning, I realize what I’m doing and I get back on track by the afternoon. This process used to be weeks long. I think, rather than trying to eliminate procrastination altogether (unrealistic?), keeping the cycle time down to less than a day is a good goal.  And not having to deal with it every day, of course.

The short version is that I have encountered a number of irrational clients over the last few months. This is my big realization. See, it reminds me of my father who from one day to the next could be proud of me, or pissed at me.

No matter what I did, he was unhappy. So too with these clients. Even though I did a good job, they weren’t happy or acted irrationally. That threw me off and made me less interested in working.

Why bother doing a good job – or any job – if people are just going to be pissed or stupid about it?

The income goal and the sense of value I get from knowing FOR MYSELF that I’m doing good work is what is getting me back into things. It’s a difficult lesson for me not to let other people’s ability to be an ass-hat affect me.

“D” muses on the causes of his recent bout with procrastination, and how he is getting back into the swing of things.
Great insights, thanks for sharing!

-Johnny 0.

“My Daily Planner allows you to keep track of 12 tasks at a time, colour-coding them and including relevant facts such as task descroption, due date and importance. You can download it at sites.google.com/site/mydailyplannerdev/.”

Looks handy, I’m going to give it a try (not that my poor old PC needs any more apps in the start-up tray).

-Johnny 0.