I’m an exceptional procrastinator. If 10,000 hours of practice is the marker for becoming an expert at something (Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell) then I am perhaps an expert in procrastination.
However, I’ve become increasingly skillful at practicing productive procrastination. Google created a weekly workflow with their team designating 20% of the work week to be used for WHATEVER they want. It’s often out of this 20% time, their procrastination time, that the real meaningful projects are born.
I heard one investor say they don’t pay attention to what the geniuses do for a living, instead what they do in-between their daily tasks. It’s in the procrastination that the passions and projects are birthed.
If you can stop scrolling on Instagram, watching Youtube videos, and/or trolling Facebook threads and instead pick up a pen and a journal you might be shocked at what sort of productivity can come out of your procrastination.
I am always searching for the perfect background music to boost my productivity. While at the same time not listening to some weird ambient, post-rock, abstract music. This is a playlist I found called The Most Beautiful Songs in the World… Hope you’re into it.
Word of the Day:
: contrary to the opinion of — usually used as an expression of deference to someone's contrary opinion
Pace the editorialist, there are in fact multiple solutions to these kinds of problems.
"The public museums, great and small, that are one of America's educational glories house collections expensively assembled by rich men and (pace Isabella Gardner and Baltimore's Cone sisters) women with lofty but not selfless motives." — John Updike, The New York Review of Books, 5 Oct. 2006