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Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.
~ Gerald Vaughan

In my post Getting where you want to go, I asked, “Are you a resolution maker or one-day-at-a-timer?”  Here’s a third choice: procrastinator.  Personally, I’m a resolution maker and a procrastinator.  I have good intentions, but if something comes up, it’s typically easier to put off whatever I had planned until a later date.  The problem with procrastination, however, is that “every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back” (Charles Kingsley).  It happens at work when I put off a particular project, and then all of a sudden I’m being pulled in umpteen directions.  Or at home when I let one thing slide, not only do I still need to address that one thing, but the car has something wrong with it, the cat needs to see the vet or a myriad of other unexpected “duties.”  Better to start with a clean slate each day.

What’s your classic put-off-until-tomorrow task?