…So, I had a post saved as a draft from yesterday. I was tired and decided I would finished it today. It did not save.
Lesson learned! I will never again procrastinate. Well, I will try my damnedest not to!
Procrastination and mediocrity go hand in hand. To stall and put something off simply means you plan on doing it later. There are a couple things wrong with that. First off, planning on doing something later insinuates that you take your stay here on Earth for granted. We never know when our time is up. If you plan on doing something, get it done now.
Obviously there is a different between long term goals and dreams and such. But by me putting off posting that written piece yesterday; it says I assumed I was going to wake up this morning. You can say this is extreme and possibly ridiculous but if you can’t relate with this comparison, you are not ready to overcome mediocrity because you cannot identify it.
Secondly, stalling and waiting for tomorrow is mediocrity. How many people live inside a bubble and rarely take chances? How many like to play it safe? How many are afraid of rejection? How many people’s lives are run by fear? You get the point.
The first step in exposing mediocrity is looking at the norm and status quo and asking – “Who in the hell is handing out this Kool-Aid?!?” Seeing life as it is, should be like watching a puppet show. Everyone dangling from strings controlled by general-isms, stereotypes, and the status quo. This major production and all its crew members will make you feel like the odd ball, the wacko or nut case, when in reality, you are the one who is seeing clearly through the fog.
Once you can see the big picture, you are on your way. Have you seen the movie the Matrix? 🙂
Procrastination is taking tomorrow for granted and accepting mediocrity.
Never go to bed with hard feelings, be thankful for all the small things daily (don’t wait until the end of November to think about what means the world to you), voice opinions, ask questions, and know that you’re not promised tomorrow.
I hear people ponder on the idea of finding out they’re terminally ill and what they would do in the case that ever became a reality. “I would travel the world” – “I would track down my biological mother” – “I would write a book.” You have probably been in one of those conversations before. Isn’t it sensible to believe that this should be our mindset everyday we wake up? What’s the difference? We are all apart of this race to the end. The terminally ill just get a spoiler alert on the deadline. Live like you’re dying.
Thanksgiving is a great time to spend with friends and family. Eat like you’re never eaten before, and then eat a little more. Give thanks and love. Don’t procrastinate. Look back at the year or years so far and take into account how quickly that time has gone by. Invest in someone. Help a stranger. Believe that life isn’t all about you but rather about how many people you can help. Have fun! Be passionate. Love. Know that life is short. Way too short.