I’m busy. — No, you only have one thing to do.
I don’t need to write it down. — Oh, really?
It’ll be OK. — No, it won’t.
I have plenty of time. — Yeah, right! How many ways can you find to screw around so that you’ll wind up late?
I have to —. No, you don’t have to do anything (except die maybe). You choose which consequences you choose to have.
Here is a great comment I got on the first edition of this post, from Jeff:
Also, you forgot one of the lies I often tell myself: “I’ll have more time to work on this later.” – No I won’t. I have to realize this lie isn’t true, and keep that in mind upon deciding when and if to work on the task at hand. Jeff
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