Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of disease and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.—Wayne Gretzky
I ran into an incident this morning that awakened me anew to the power of procrastination. Around 9am I sat down in the school library to study. Pulled out my books, binder, and laptop—to my surprise my laptop would not fully start. I didn’t immediately panic. But after a half-hour of rebooting the system I became concerned. Eventually, my computer training kicked in and I got the system to open.
Several months ago I was impressed to do some maintenance on my laptop. The thought kept returning and I kept putting it off. During that hour I couldn’t get into my system, I kept apologizing to the kind spirit.
Procrastination is “the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention.” What important tasks are you putting off? Prayer, fasting, meditation? Maybe delaying returning phone calls or running errands?
Proverbs 13:4 says, “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” Even sluggish or lazy people have desires of finer things. But without action to back up those desires, nothing will happen. When a person is diligent, intentional, and thoughtful, that person will be rewarded by manifestation. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? So do what needs to be done today. Don’t wait until tomorrow.