Putting off being perfect

When I was growing up, I think the common belief about procrastinating was that it was “best friends” with lazy!

But over the years there has been a shift in that thinking, and I like it. Now they say that procrastinators tend to be perfectionists who procrastinate because they fear the completed project will be less than perfect!

You talk about zero to hero!  I am delighted with the idea that when I procrastinate it shows that I am really a “closet perfectionist” rather than a lazy bum!

Now, back to cleaning my closet.

8 Responses to Putting off being perfect

  1. C says:

    But it’s true…I put off many things “until I get things just right for them.” When I recognize this dodge, I try to push through it…I still procrastinate, though. I think it’s in my genes. C

  2. Sandra says:

    C — In my case, I wonder if I’m not ADD. Part of my problem when starting a project is being able to organize it in my mind, and my mind doesn’t organize very well.

  3. Chrissy Witt says:

    lol too funny. I like that you took a break from organizing to post this!

  4. Sandra says:

    Chrissy — So you noticed? I’m not procrastinating though — I’m just taking a break to re-think how I can make the closet PERFECT! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂

  5. Hilary says:

    I think I’ll comment… later. 😉

  6. Sandra says:

    Hilary — When you come up with the PERFECT comment? You crack me up! 🙂

  7. Julie says:

    Thanks for this post Aunt Sandy! I am going to take your new perspective on procrastination as well… I’m not lazy, just making sure I get it done perfectly! 😀

  8. Sandra says:

    Julie — I love it that you’ve adopted my philosophy! 🙂 Love, Aunt Sandy

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