I start my mornnigs hopeful and enthusiastic about my productivity durnign the day, my impending sense of accomplishment. A few hours later, i begin to scale back my expectations. i decide my to-do list covers the next 2 or 3 days.
Time passes. Unexpected things happen. i had something due by 1:00 today. It was something simple, requiring only the ability to print a document, sign and scan it, nothing more. i told the person who needed it that i would do it early – about a month ago.
They emailed me about it last week. I assured them i was on it.
THIS MORNING, after they emailed me AGAIN, i went to Staples to print it. Oh, but wait – all of the printers were down. Procrastinator’s worst nightmare.
Not unsurmountable. But i had gotten TWO more emails reminding me before i actually had it in hand. Got it done at 12:40 today. NOT exactly living up to my blithe promise to do it early.
On the other hand, it wasn’t late. Good enough, I guess. On to the next project…