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The Cure for Procrastination
Have you ever noticed that the longer you look at something you should be doing, the more difficult it seems to appear? That the longer you put off something you should do, the more difficult it is to get started?
A good deal of frustration and unhappiness could be avoided if people would just do what they know they should do.
The great newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane once wrote, “Don't exaggerate your own importance, your own size, or your own miseries. You are an ant in a human anthill. Be a working ant - not a ridiculous insect pitying yourself.” Strong language, maybe, but there's a lot of sense in it.
A person carrying a heavy weight is all right as long as he keeps moving. The minute he stops, puts the weight on the ground, and sits down to rest, the weight seems to become heavier; the distance to be traveled, greater; and the work, just that much more unpleasant.