Aimlessly, scrolling, Instagram.
Those extra five minutes in the morning.
The constant checking of the group chat.
They're all taxes paid to the procrastination gods. All the little harmless things we do to distract from the task at hand; harmless infractions develop into serious bad habits. We've all the heard the overused but not abused adage "Time is money." But what isn't stressed is that time is the real money. Money is a flimsy concept. It changes with the winds of wall street and waves with inflation. It comes and goes, and you can always make it back. But time, oh but time! Time is the most valuable currency. It cannot be repaid or regained once spent. You can't get it back and you don't know when it will run out. From time you can create empires.
The price of procrastination is higher than you think.
All taxes add up. Suddenly the day has gone by and you've done nothing you were supposed to. You avoided all the hard work and you can't even remember what you spent your day doing. It's a vicious cycle thats harder to break than Kanye's foot out his mouth. I know because I've been there. I was a prisoner to my fear of being great. Yes my FEAR of being great. It wasn't that I didn't know how to make good decisions and save myself from the stress that was lurking just around the river bend. It's just that I didn't want to do the work. I didn't want to put in the time, effort, and gusto it takes to be excellent. It was partly because I was lazy but mostly because I didn't know if I could handle living my best life.
Many times it's not the work we fear, it's the results.
Work is scary, and painful and uncomfortable. It is not instantly gratifying or microwaveable. It's where faith and hard work meet and the only way to get through it is to do it. The cost of not doing the work you pay in preparation. Opportunities come at you and slip out of your hands like butter. You've mastered missing the moment, but have you learned some chances don't come around twice? The silver lining is time is all your own. You spend it as you please. It is a choice to get up, get out and make something of the day. I am choosing to be great, the procrastination gods have pimped this butterfly for too long.
What will you do with your time?