OP-ED: Story Over a Cup: When the clock strikes 10:59
Published 6:06 am Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Whoever said they did their best work at the last minute needs to be slapped upside the head.
This is not me.
I usually die at 10:59 if I wait until the 11th hour.
Yet when I have loads of time to accomplish a task, you will nearly always find me rationalizing putting something off for the next day.
Due next week? Well, that means I can still start it on Friday and have it done by Monday.
Knowing full well that something will come up Friday and it will be postponed. And I will then rationalize waiting until Saturday. Then Sunday.
And suddenly it’s Sunday at 5 p.m. and I am doing a week’s work in a couple hours.
You will find me freaking out while working on it, swearing that after this I will never wait until the last minute to start a project.
This is the LAST time.
That is until the next time.
I swear the only thing between me and World Domination is the fact that I keep putting off finalizing my nefarious scheme.
And it is not like I am lazy. I like working on things. I enjoy tasks.
I am just overconfident in my ability to get things done, and horrible at time management.
I know, I know… get a calendar app.
I have Outlook calendar and Google Calendar. Google Assistant can even remind me of tasks and events.
And eventually I will get around to filling it out.
Working for myself has not helped in the slightest. At least when I worked for others, there were daily assignments and tasks.
Working for myself means there is still daily work, but as long as it is done in time, I can procrastinate to my heart’s content.
My heart is never content.
Well, no more. I am going to take a bite out of my horrible time management.
It’s time to get on track
I will fill out my Google Calendar.
Michael Cole is a syndicated columnist that when he is not writing, he is plotting to fill out his calendar so he can successfully plan for global domination. You can follow him at www.storyoveracup.com