Procrastination Is The Thief of Time

I am a procrastinator. In fact, I am probably the world’s worst procrastinator. If I’m really not interested in doing something, I will leave it until the last minute. And even then, I probably still won’t start the task.

I even procrastinate if I do want to do a task, but it is a rather big job. Having to create a program or script for one of my web sites is the worst. Even though I want to create the script, and I know that it will benefit my site greatly, it pains me to know that it will take me some time to create it. So I put it off. I put it off until I get sick of using any workarounds, and I realise that I really need the script. Once I have created the script, I realise how much time I could have saved if I had created it weeks ago, and not had to use any workarounds to achieve the same goal.

At the moment, I am procrastinating with my company’s financial reports and tax return. Preparing financial reports is never fun. The tax return was due on 7 July. I could, in theory, be fined $50 by Inland Revenue for filing it late. But it upteen years of never filing a tax return on time, they have never fined me.

And anyway, writing blog posts is much more fun!