Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James

Friday, September 3, 2010

Handy Self-Assessment Tool, ala Letterman

I am just finishing reading David Letterman's Book of Top Ten Lists and Zesty Lo-Cal Chicken Recipes, a book my comic-in-training son borrowed from the library and I found I couldn't resist on its way to being returned.  And seeing as how my posts have been trending to the heavy side of late, I decided to try my hand at Dave's form.  So today's topic--

Top 10 Signs You're a Dyed-in-the-Wool, Card-Carrying Procrastinator

10.  You write a blog--not just a post here and there, but an entire blog--devoted to the subject of procrastination.

9.  You can't remember when you sent a birthday greeting that wasn't belated.

8.  You came up with the idea of sending a post-holiday letter to friends and family--and then put that off.

7.  You started embroidering a Christmas tree skirt last century, and it's not finished.

6.  People keep getting divorced before you've gotten around to sending their wedding gifts.

5.  You have a whole section of basement storage devoted to unfinished projects.

4.  The shower in your children's bathroom has been disassembled for weeks, while you ponder a solution to the rusted-on and now threadless pipe dilemma.

3.  You're on a first-name basis with a bill collector or two, but you keep putting off mailing the checks.

2.  Instead of depositing your paycheck, you use it for a bookmark, and then panic when you return the book to the library (late of course).

1.  You planned on winning recognition as a "young novelist," but that ship sailed long ago.

So, it's official, I'm a procrastinator.  Which is why . . . (see #10).  

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