Late at night, like, at the last-minute, I write my story for a writing challenge I’m in. Write a slice of life story every day in March. Tonight I sat down to write, and then it happened. The #1 reason why it’s bad to procrastinate.
Can you guess the #1 reason why it’s bad to procrastinate from the black photograph I used as an image for the story? Why would I use a photograph of black? It’s a photograph of my writing studio.
Did you guess: the power went out?
Well, you’re right. The power went out.
The #1 reason it’s bad to procrastinate: the power might go out and you won’t be able to finish your story
The power was out and I didn’t know when it would come back on, so I went to bed. I was devastated. When I finished writing my story I was going to make whipped cream and strawberries. There was no power so I couldn’t whip the cream.
I fell asleep.
“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
― Bill Watterson
From a sound sleep my husband woke me. He said, “The power is back on. You can finish your story.” My first thought was, I can make whipped cream now.
I made whipped cream, cut up the strawberries and sat down in front of my computer to write my story.
The #1 reason it’s bad to procrastinate: the power might go out and you won’t be able to make strawberries and whipped cream
The power went out again. I was so relieved to have my strawberries and whipped cream. I sat in the dark and ate them.
Then the power came back on and I finished my story.
“If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.”
― Rita Mae Brown
What do you think is the #1 reason not to procrastinate?
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