Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Stop Procrastinating!

I have some startling news I would like to share with all of you. I am dying. You are dying. As a matter of fact, we are all dying. Each day that goes by the second hand on the time bomb of life moves closer to detonation. As you can probably guess, I have been thinking about how short life can be. The carpet of life can be pulled out from under us by any number of unforeseeable events. A random shooting in the streets, a disgruntled postal worker, a drunk driver, lightning, or some religious nut with a bomb strapped to his chest could all easily wipe us from existance. In the end, when our corpses are nothing more than dust and history has long forgotten our names the only thing that will remail are our accomplishments and each day that we procrastinate we risk accomplishing nothing.

We should decided what we want out of life and go for it full speed ahead. Where would we be today if Johannas Gutenburg decided to put off inventing the printing press? What if Lincoln decided to put off freeing the slaves? What if Neil Armstrong said, "Screw it, I'll go to the moon some other time?" What if Jack Daniel decided to put off distilling his fine whiskey? What if Chef Boyardee decided to put off canning his delicious pasta recipes?

Luckily for all of us Jack Daniel's whiskey was distilled and the other stuff was done too. The point is that each of the examples above shows people who got off their ass and did something important with their lives. These people could be you or me. With today's technology and educational opportunities we should be just as smart, if not smarter, than the folks in my examples. How come they all acheived great things and most of us have not? It is because they do not procrastinate and we usually do.

With all of this in mind, I am going to take my own advice and drink some Jack Daniel's. I am also going to strive to reach each and every one of my personal goals. These goals range from becoming an excellent mentalist to motivating myself to shower EVERY day. First on my list though is find a day job to support my sorry ass. I am going to push myself to be attentive and serious. I will do all of these things and contribute my fair share to society - starting tomorrow.

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