Back to my roots, procrastinating for fun and profit!

The psychological principle is this: anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.

Robert Benchley

For the next month I will be free to wander around aimlessly. If you’ve been wanting to hang out with me for any reason, the time is now. Call me at +1 206.240.4233 to get my attention, I might be available. I might be more available if you offer any of the following:

  • Breakfast
  • Private Suites at Safeco for Mariners games
  • Sushi
  • Coffee/beer/tea and an interesting topic
  • Free stuff (llamas and ponies not accepted at this time)
  • Speaking engagements wherein I may ramble aimlessly
  • Pogo Stick Jousting Facilities

Thanks! I’ll leave you with the rest of the essay from Robert Benchley, How To Get Things Done, available from this compilation of his essays.

Let us see how this works out in practice. Let us say that I have five things which have to be done before the end of the week: (1) a basketful of letters to be answered, some of them dating from October, 1928 (2) some bookshelves to be put up and arranged with books (3) a hair-cut to get (4) a pile of scientific magazines to go through and clip (I am collecting all references to tropical fish that I can find, with the idea of someday buying myself one) and (5) an article to write for this paper.

Now. With these five tasks staring me in the face on Monday morning, it is little wonder that I go right back to bed as soon as I have had breakfast, in order to store up health and strength for the almost superhuman expenditure of energy that is to come. Mens sana in corpore sano is my motto.

Found via The Pmarca Guide to Personal Productivity

2 Responses to “Back to my roots, procrastinating for fun and profit!”

  1. Are you trying to get a date?? :P

  2. Actually I’m trying to get many.

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