Andrew shared this video with me and it’s laugh-out-loud funny. Here’s the description: “Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes, and bouts of staring out the window–and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.”
I was a bit smug for the first half of the video, thinking that I don’t procrastinate that much. I mean, with four kids something will ALWAYS come up at the last minute, so I’ve gotten pretty good about not putting things off. Or so I thought. I don’t want to give away the ending, but let’s just say I was humbled to realize I’m just as big a procrastinator when it comes to some things as anyone, and it was only the fear of my 92-year-old grandma never holding one of my books that forced me to create a real deadline, thus waking the Panic Monster. (And, no, textbooks don’t count because they’re just not as sexy.)
Anyway, you should check it out when you have a chance. Urban’s blog “Wait But Why” is fun, too (speaking of rabbit holes).