An On-Line Journal
by Paul Buceta

2006 01 08 - On Procrastination

I've been getting a lot of emails from people worried about my current sleep and excessive work habits.
To everyone that sent something in - Thank you.

To everyone else, thank you also - I know it was just a question of time before you got around to it.

Anyhow, I've been thinking lately about why it is my friends think I work so hard.
In fact, I don't think I work all that hard at all.

Seriously, in a 24 hour day I spend the same amount of hours as anyone else. I know that sounds kinda silly but it's kinda true.
The only difference behind someone that sits in front of the TV watching soap operas in a moo moo all day and me is the choice of what we do with our time.... errr and the moo moo.

For a quite some time I was trying to figure out how to explain the fact that what I do, I don't find to be work but passion.

I was lucky enough to come across some good reading that I feel precisely says what I can't.

"Most people who write about procrastination write about how to cure it. But this is, strictly speaking, impossible. There are an infinite number of things you could be doing. No matter what you work on, you're not working on everything else. So the question is not how to avoid procrastination, but how to procrastinate well".

The quote above was written by Paul Graham. Click here to read the rest.
Another awesome article along the same lines by my friend Simon Funk here. (WARNING - You'll need a dictionary).

When told that I should stop to smell the roses, I think sure but why?
Wasn't it one of today's great minds, Andre 3000 that said,
"Roses really smell like poo poo poo"?

Andre 3000