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The Merit of Procrastination 精选

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One of my “bad” habits is always wanting to finish my to-do list as  quickly as possible.I view an empty to-do list as  a pleasure of  living stress free. But this is often not necessarily a good  idea  for several reasons:

1.   A problem/task if left alone often disappears or resolves itself.  Rushing to finish or resolve the task may not be necessary and  results in wasted effort or worse being counter-productive.

2.   Rushing into decision is not always advised. Wait for more  information may simplify your decision processes.

3.   More deliberation seldom hurts.


Fortunately, in my old age stressful problem/task arises less  and less often. Perhaps I am now reaping the fruits of more worrying  and planning when younger. Anyway, it is a joy of my old age to be  able to reflect on life with few regrets and many pleasant memories.




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