PROCRASTINATION. RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE.
“Simple commentary. Why, how, what. Keep it simple. This is supposed to be saving you time.” That’s literally what I typed into this section of this post as I drafted it. Now, as I sit at my desk at the office, enjoying the last few minutes of my lunch break before my annual review (I still have a day job, you know), I look at this draft post and what I’ve done since yesterday, and I think, “Dude, is that all you’ve done since yesterday?”
ARE WE THERE YET?
Here’s what I’ve done in the last 24 hours.
- I moved some content from email to Google Drive, where I now do my work on the longer stories.
- I made sure I had everything I need to wrap a story I’m writing for my Evolution Magazine.
- I had a good conversation with Christ Yushta of FOTOmotive. He’s providing super nice pictures of Digo Pino’s Evo for an upcoming story. If I’m lucky, he and his partner Jeremiah Lewis might be interested in sharing pictures and stories from their automotive travels in the Dakotas and beyond this year.
- Confirmed I can take a dead air compressor to the shop tonight for repairs in the next week or so.
- Asked the folks on GalantVR4.org and 4x4wire.com some questions about balance shafts – Is it possible to time an engine correctly with a balance shaft out of phase? If so, would it run right? If so, since balance shafts counteract the natural harmonics of the internal rotating parts, how would the increased vibration affect the longevity of the engine? (Things you wonder when your truck makes this much noise.)
QUESTION OF THE DAY: SLACKING ON THINGS WE LOVE
Honestly. I thought about how I have to pretty much build the entire February issue of Gearbox Magazine this weekend in a single sitting. Back at the end of last weekend, I was planning to work on it a little bit every night this week to free up my weekend, but the best laid plans of mice, right? So here’s my question of the day:
We all have shit to do. We’re all crazy busy these days. Discussion on the difference between being busy and being productive aside, given all the shit we have to do, why do we end up slacking on the things that matter most to us?