Do you struggle with procrastination?

"I planned to check out a book from the library titled, 'How to Stop Procrastinating,' but I've never got around to it!"

Ecclesiastes 11:4 makes the point about procrastination:

 

He who observes the wind will not sow,
    and he who regards the clouds will not reap.

 

How much of a problem is procrastination with you?   I think it is likely that all of us procrastinate at times in some ways.  Yet procrastination is a major player in some lives and a minor player in others.  Where would you place yourself?

If you don't mind getting around to it (remember the "Round Tuit" sermon?), you can comment.

Personally, I have found that most procrastinators might very well be late for their own funerals -- and sometimes make the rest of us experience early funerals!

I tie procrastination to indecision, fear of making a mistake, sometimes too-much optimism, and sometimes perfectionism.  What are your thoughts?

 

Yes, procrastination is a constant problem I face in many areas.
0% (0 votes)
I have a problem with procrastination, but only in a few areas.
31% (5 votes)
Procrastination is an issue with me, but moderately.
25% (4 votes)
Procrastination is not typically a big issue with me, not that it is never an issue.
19% (3 votes)
I need time to think about this, I'll get back to you.
25% (4 votes)
Other
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 16
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Ed Vasicek's picture

Oops... I never got around to spell checking.  Title should be "titled" and I am missing a question mark.

But this leads to comment.  I tend to get stuff done right away, and am not a procrastinator.  The fallout, however, is that what I produce is not perfected.

 

"The Midrash Detective"

Aaron Blumer's picture

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Nice joke in option 4. Smile

I have a theory that procrast. is much like laziness: it takes very different forms for different people, because what's easy vs. what's hard varies so much from person to person.

Ron Bean's picture

I HATE being late. If something starts at 7 pm I'm pushing to be there at 6:30 or earlier. It often irritates my dear wife who is of the mind that if we arrive at 6:59 we're early.

In the old days I used to wait until the weekend to finish my sermons then I discovered that "people died on Saturdays" and those unexpected events created problems. Now I try to have my sermon ready a few days in advance and then fine tune it shortly before I preach.

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan