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Procrastination | Do it , do it now

Procrastination e1335260064870 Procrastination | Do it , do it now

This is procrastination …..

One day , a Manager of a petrol kiosk put up a small billboard which says

“Free water today …..

Free petrol tomorrow”

Paul , the driver saw the ad and drove in .. Hmm , interesting . You mean I get free water today if I fill up my tank ?

Yes sir ,  the pump attendant replied . That’s what it says …. “Free water , Today !!”

Paul came back the next day . The advertisement was still there …It still says ,

“Free water today …..

Free petrol tomorrow”

Paul went to see the pump attendant he met the day before  to check .

Yes sir ,  the pump attendant replied . That’s what it says …. “Free water , Today !!”

Folks , now you know what is procrastination when you see one . You see there is only ONE today but MANY tomorrows . So if you wait , you may wait forever .


Procrastination | A true story …

Let me relate a true story which happened to me ONE day , just to demonstrate procrastination .

I used to run a factory and one day 1 of my 4 equipment broke down . As we have stocked up 2 days of buffered inventory , this temporary break down of the equipment was not crucial until of course we depleted the “buffered” inventory . For this piece of equipment , I depended on just ONE of my engineer , Denny , who has the sufficient knowledge to have it fixed .

On the day the equipment went down , I spoke to Denny (who was busy on other matter)  to get the equipment fixed . As Denny was not comfortable with having to discontinue whatever he was doing at that moment , he assured me that he will look into the equipment the next day , after all we still have adequate inventory

On the second day , Denny took a quick look at the equipment and his assessment is that it will take him 2 hours to have the equipment fixed but he has yet to finished what he was doing the day before . Denny told everyone that he does not want to fix the equipment now but will do so , the  first thing morning the next day .

I told him that by then , there is no buffer left and equipment needs to be fixed so that production can resume as per normal  .

Denny said “No problem” . I will do it first thing morning .

The next morning , sure enough we have depleted our buffered stock and the equipment needs to be up and running in no time .

Then my phone rang , and Denny was on the other line

Denny said ” I am very sick today and unable to go to work”

Well at the most critical time , where we needed Denny most , Denny could not make it to work !!! We now have NO one in the factory that can fix the machine and we have ZERO inventory . All our buffers is gone and production will stop very soon if the equipment is not up and running .

Procrastination | In Summary

So if we can do it , do it now . Don’t wait . Sometimes tomorrow never comes

The same thing goes to your loved ones . If you need to say “I love you” , say it now because you will never know , you may miss the chance to say anymore !!!

So next time , ask yourself again . Why delay it when you can do it now !! That’s procrastination


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