Timing, week 3

We will continue our discussion of Timing during this week by considering the what and why of “procrastination”.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions.  Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources.  Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.”  Gary Ryan Blair (Time Management and Goal Setting expert)

Sometimes, when we have especially important or difficult tasks that we have to do, we put those off and do easier or less difficult things instead.  This is called “procrastination”.  We make excuses to wait — telling ourselves that now isn’t the right time to work on something so difficult.  We might not want to try a new technique in karate class because, if we wait, there is a chance we might be stronger or better at it.  But waiting for the perfect moment doesn’t guarantee a perfect result — and sometimes the “perfect moment” never comes.  Sometimes, the best way to tackle a difficult task is just to get on with it and do it.

Discussion Questions:

1) Have you ever avoided doing something because you thought it wasn’t the right time for it?

2) What is something new that you have done recently?

3) When you first learned to swim, were you scared to go in the water?

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