“You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” — Benjamin Franklin
Time is a tricky thing, because it seems to slow down when we want it to pass quickly and does the opposite when we need it the most. The only time where time seems to pass normally however, is before something important happens. Let’s elaborate on that.
When you were a kid and you had school, chances are you would have projects that were due weeks ahead in the future. They most likely made you a little bit anxious, but not enough to make you freak out. They belonged entirely in the future, and not a single part of them existed in the present. And thus we created something — procrastination.
Procrastination is a problem that plagues most people in their day to day lives. Eventually they procrastinate on so many things that it all hits them at once and they freak out about it. Then they get paralyzed by stress, which drags them down even further towards procrastination, which then stresses them even more… you get the idea.
There’s a lot of things that go into procrastination, which means that there’s a lot of things we can do in order to stop ourselves from procrastinating. I plan on elaborating on this a LOT in the future, because the more I think about it the more I realize that eliminating procrastination results in the elimination of most other problems I write about on this blog. Because this subject is so vast and intricate, I obviously can’t explain it all here. But what I can do is elaborate on our quote.
Time is something that’s going to pass whether we like it or not. Although scientists are incredibly smart and have figured out how to manipulate most things, time is not one of them. It might feel like time is passing slowly or quickly, but it marches on at it’s own pace consistently… quite literally at all times.
Because of this we need to understand that action must be taken. Logically we can’t do nothing because time is passing no matter what, so we may as well fill it in order to avoid stress. This doesn’t mean we have to do a lot (although that would obviously help), it simply means that we’re doing SOMETHING, even if that something is tiny. A lot of tiny things over the course of an entire day or week build up a lot, and that’s what makes progress.
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