five of the seven books i got at the library sale

five of the seven books i got at the library sale

Let’s talk about how overly excited I am to have gotten 7 books at the library sale for a cool $5.

I also got the sequel to Terry McMillan’s “Waiting to Exhale” and Janis Ian’s autobiography, “Society’s Child.”

I am now sitting on lower level three of the library with Mei-Li and Nenna, and we each have our laptops, our earbuds and our respective liquids.

Work is going to be done here today.

I clicked on the “procrastination” tag and came across this. I read it, and then I decided that you should read it to.

Greg Fuson

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I’m as guilty of this as anyone, and ironically once found myself putting off a writing deadline while reading James Surowiecki’s article about…procrastination.

We all do it, some of us more than others, and to varying degrees of effect.

At the most basic level, David McRaney explains that procrastination occurs—is, in fact, inevitable—because now-you seeks immediate gratification and is willing to defer responsibility to future-you. Now-you orders the burger with fries, assuming that future-you will compensate by choosing a salad. The problem, of course, is that future-you becomes now-you, and the cycle continues. “In the struggle between should versus want,” McRaney writes, “[successful] people have figured out something crucial—want never goes away.”

It’s worth repeating: no matter how much willpower we exert, want never goes away. What we can do, however, is outflank it, putting safeguards in place to help circumvent our inevitable moments of weakness. Internet blocking services like…

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