Nobody ever puts off something exciting. “Maybe tomorrow I’ll climb Mount Rushmore in a bee costume and hit golfballs off Lincoln’s head.” You don’t hear that. Or how about, “I’m just not ready to cash in my thirty-eight million dollar lottery ticket.” If given the opportunity to catch Bigfoot with a butterfly net, you’ll certainly do that over washing laundry.
When you procrastinate, you are usually putting off something ordinary.
“The dishes can wait until tomorrow.”
“Forget the DMV. Who needs a license anyway?”
“I can’t bathe the kids now, the pizza guy just got here with my triple cheese pepperoni and anchovy pizza and ‘The Biggest Loser’ starts in five minutes.”
Sure, exciting moments in life add color to your tapestry, but it is the mundane that is the spice of life.
Standing in line at the grocery store, changing your oil, four long years of college. I know the toga parties were great, but it’s the hours of studying that shaped you. It’s a slow process like a rippling creek cutting a path in sandstone.
So buck up. Pay your electric bill. Go work at that job you hate. Watch that infomercial. The unremarkable moments define your life.