At my core I’m a pretty lazy person. Given the opportunity I will usually procrastinate and I’m more than content to be a coach-potato for large chunks of the day.
So knowing that, and in an attempt to falling victim to it, I have a tendency to over-schedule and over-commit myself. I simply leave little-to-no time for slacking off and procrastinating…and as a whole it works for me (or at least I think I tend to be fairly productive from day-to-day).
The trouble is, when something goes wrong…such as being under the weather or simply hitting a much larger-than-expected hurdle…my commitments, and my failure to live up to them, can snowball.
That exhausts me…and I haven’t figured out a great solution for it yet…but it does force me to kick things up a notch from time to time (to catch back up) and I do sort of like the challenge from that…so it’s not all bad.
This post has received 42 loves.
Kevin has a day job as CTO of Veritonic and is spending nights & weekends hacking on Share Game Tape. You can also check out some of his open source code on GitHub or connect with him on Twitter @falicon or via email at kevin at falicon.com.
If you have comments, thoughts, or want to respond to something you see here I would encourage you to respond via a post on your own blog (and then let me know about the link via one of the routes mentioned above).