Wants, Needs, Excuses & Procrastination
Yes. I procrastinate. I either invent excuses, or allow them to get in the way of what I really want to do.
For example, I have a small RC helicopter that I really want to fix and get to flying again. Got it a few years ago, and of couse it was busted up by my boys. It still works, but the runners are a bit splayed and for some reason it doesn’t take off diagonally, but vertically. There’s a hobby shop a short walk from my house in Utah that might have some of the parts I need, but I haven’t even taken the time to visit it.
But no, I need to cook. I need to clean. I need to do laundry. I need to work on Eventida. I need to learning-coach the boys. And then after all that, I need to keep up with my favorite TV shows. I need to play video games in order to unwind. I need to finish that e-book I’m reading.
Needs become excuses, and needs precede desire. Always.
I want to start running as a form of exercise. Or biking. I prefer biking, but I need a bike – the girly bike I currently have access to sucks and hurts my back because it’s too small for me.
I want to write something everyday. I need time, though, and absolutely no distractions nor interruptions.
I want to start a deaf-friendly ATV touring business in Southern Utah. I need an ATV so I can start exploring and learning the lay of the land.
I want to be rich. I need more money, though.
One thing at a time, and I guess I should start with the helicopter. But if I fix the helicopter, will it become yet another excuse?
I want to continue writing all day, but I need to go and do other things. Like now.