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Last month our topic was The Power of Procrastination. I was not aware of the designated topic until I arrived at the meeting. I wrote 2 lines....
Power, power, power. I have power. It will come. But I have the power to postpone it. Daily I take my vitamins, my calcium, drink at least eight glasses of water, take walks -- in sunshine, if possible. I get a mammogram every year, though I hate it when that woman presses my breast between two piences of cold metal. If a doctor wants to cut on me, I say, sure, take my tonsils, my appendices, my gall bladder. You can even have my ovaries. For someone whose favorite foods are fried chicken and banana pudding, I still do pretty good with food. I fasten my seat belt. Mama and my Bible tell me it's better on the other side of that river, but I'm going to pospone my trip as long as I can.
Hey, anybody want to go for a burger, fries, and a giant Pepsi?
Procrastination has the innate power of doing nothing. It doesn't matter if it is something a person wants to do, needs to do or has to do -- fear comes into it.
The fear of not measuring up to a standard set by self or others. The fear of doing well and surprising self. The fear of letting go and having to fill the void with yet another project. The fear of tackling something so big.
Admitting the fear, exposing the weakness, breaking a big project into small segments can dissolve the power.
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