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Procrastination and Purpose Create an Oxymoron

b2ap3_thumbnail_00408880Come on!  I’ve used the term more than once during my years of blogging!  Okay!  I’ll save you some time and give you the definition of the word, oxymoron.  From Merriam-Webster the definition is:  a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings.  I guess that means we should define both procrastination and purpose so there is understanding of why the two words used together result in an oxymoron.

Again, from Merriam-Webster, procrastination is defined as to be slow or late about doing something that should be done: to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.  Purpose is defined as the reason why something is done or used; the aim or intention of something; the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something; the aim or goal of a person; what a person is trying to do, become, etc.

Here’s the bottom-line on all this.  Taking one of the definitions of procrastination we can see that your time and your life slips away every time you delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it.  Who’s to say you will have the time or opportunity to return to that something and take advantage of the opportunity it offers.  Time is precious and opportunity is just as fleeting and both disappear after they pass.

Procrastination destroys your time and your opportunities just as surely as having a purpose maximizes them.  If you have a clear aim in life…goals…you are driven to use your time efficiently and effectively to achieve them.  Procrastination is not an option because the reason why you want to achieve your goals is more powerful than any thought of delay.

Find your purpose in all things so procrastination cannot destroy everything.

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