As we begin, let me give you this reminder from the Word of God. Colossians 3:23 says: "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men."
Vince Lombardi said, “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”
Today, we are continuing with part 2 of the section titled, "Attitude Adjustment".
The book is written in a conversation format, and today’s conversation starter is: So procrastination is bad and we should all try to do something about it. But it still seems that with the innumerable problems besetting each of us, the question of whether we do something today or tomorrow is hardly a primary concern.
As a matter of fact, it is. So often it is the key to those other problems, large or small. Consider, for example, typical procrastinators whose problems are either created or intensified by delay:
These people and institutions wouldn't see themselves as having much in common, but they share several things:
All varieties of procrastination, in fact, involve self-delusion of one kind or another. They involve denial of reality, and refusal to weigh penalties and alternatives objectively.
In other words, you are saying that procrastination is stupid.
Exactly. It's a form of game-playing. And idiotic game-playing at that, because we ourselves are invariably the losers. In the words of the poet Robert Abrahams:
Some men die by shrapnel
And some go down in flames,
But most men perish inch by inch
In play at little games.
Overcoming procrastination means giving up the games and being honest with ourselves.