Keep it to yourself

boy on a pogo stick
Two choices: (1) Jump for joy after you do it. (2) Jump for joy by announcing you’re going to do it. Photo: Me, 10 years old, at cousin’s house.

There’s a sense of accomplishment simply from announcing you are going to do something, like write a book. Announcing is a procrastinator’s miracle drug. Nothing has been accomplished but it feels like a big step has been made. Keep it to yourself and do the work first, then announce your results.


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This website is about our HOME. This is the fifth of five daily, differently-themed blog posts about: (1) mind, (2) body, (3) spirit, (4) work, (5) home. To return to Mid Life Celebration, the site about MIND, click here.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.