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Column: Don't put this off - Embrace your inner procrastinator




Traditionally, the end of December is when we vow to begin the new year with some sort of self-improvement: stopping a bad habit or starting a good one; giving up something or taking up something; losing something or gaining something.

I, too, have been considering what would be an appropriate and realistic life change for me to work on in the coming year. I believe I have come up with just the thing for my personal New Year’s resolution, and so, this year I, Norman Knight, pledge to procrastinate more.

I didn’t come to this decision lightly or without struggle. Society puts all this pressure on you to turn things in on time, to focus on the task at hand, to set target dates, meet deadlines, blah, blah, and so I’ve lived most of my life with the belief that putting things off until the last minute was somehow a bad thing. I have even on occasion resolved to work on my tendency to procrastinate. Then last week, with just a few days remaining in 2012, I had what might be called a resolution revelation.

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