Monday, May 13, 2013

Dealing with procrastination

As we drank coffee yesterday morning, Jilda was scanning one of her women's magazines. I was looking at my vision board when I heard her say hmmmm.  She doesn't do that often, and when she does, it usually means that something interesting is coming.
She was reading a piece in Real Simple about the books that renowned authors said changed their lives.
The books were all over the board. I'd read some of them but many of them I'd never heard of.
The book that elicited the hmmmm, was a book entitled The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield, and it's about why creative people resist doing what they should be doing.
I immediately picked up my iPhone from the coffee table and searched Audible to see if they had it.
They did, and I ordered it on the spot. It just sounded like something I needed to read.
I know I'm creative, but I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time doing unproductive things. I felt like it was time to get a grip.
I started to listen to it today so it's too early to do a book report, but it feels like it contains a message that I need to hear.
I hope you all have a remarkable week.


  1. I look forward to reading what you think of it. It sounds like my kind of book.


  2. You have a wonderful week too Rick... I can't wait to see what you think of the book ;-)

  3. I suffer from knowing what to do and how to do it, but somehow finding ways to not. It's a talent.

    Moody Writing

    The Funnily Enough

  4. This book sounds like something we should all read my friend.

  5. Wow. This ones seems to speak to me directly, Rick. Thanks.

  6. Thanks for the post about this book, I have to get it, too!

  7. I'm interested to hear what you think of the book. Procrastination? I do most of my best creative work in the 11th hour. It's just hard on my heart, sweating deadlines.

  8. did you mean that the books listed are all over your vision board? I'll wait to hear what you think of the Art of War.


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