Friday, February 25, 2005


Normally, we think of procrastination as something we do to delay being productive doing something else we're supposed to be doing. But procrastination can be unexpectedly productive, allowing serendipitous events to occur.

Sometimes, procrastination is a way of doing the things we're supposed to be doing with our lives, when instead we're being forced to do something else we don't feel like doing. This is kind of like the flip side of the adage that "life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."

Allow life to happen despite your best plans to ruin it.

Thanks to Ma Petite ChouChou for the idea and John Perry, for publishing "Structured Procrastination."