Is this a click-bait title? you bet it is! okay, okay before you curse my guts….am not usually this “enterprising” but guess what, you are still here! lets therefore forget how you got here and get comfortable..shall we?
I love writing…or i think i do. The moment i start i just never want to stop and don’t get me wrong, am sure that is clear indicator that am on my way to Forbes bestseller list of 2035 but getting to the actual writing,….might as well make it the list of the year 14000 (sob, sob,…). On a serious note though, am trying to analyze why this happens. Unfortunately however all my analysis has only got me as far as naming this condition…enter “Goat Syndrome” hereafter referred to as “GS” .
Before you question my sanity let me explain the reason for this name. Goats are beautiful animals. The kids are utterly cute and when grown provide some really tasty chevon. Sadly this isn’t about the advantages of goats so i’ll move right on. If you have reared goats in a way that you have to take them to the pasture, i can guarantee you have some really mean biceps. How would you not with the tugging and pulling you have to go through every time you are leading our distant relations to feed. The resistance these fellows put up, you would think they are headed to the slaughterhouse! And guess what? when its time to leave who has to be tugged back again? you got it..the same goat who almost got strangled when being brought there. They enjoy eating the fodder so much they do not want to leave… remind you of someone?
I am a real goat when it comes to writing…and in so many other things alright. After serious thought, i have come out to help my fellow “goats” by forming the “Goat Association” Am i serious? of course am not. I might be off my rocker most times but today is not one of them…thank God. In my case, this so called “goat syndrome’ is just a fancy way of saying procrastination. This has prevented many of us from pursing our dreams. Its an evil that attacks our callings and talents making them eventually go to waste.
Procrastination. The continuous postponing and foregoing of tasks that need to be accomplished. Deadline or no deadline, as long as you find yourself mysteriously putting off even the most mundane tasks because of one reason or another, i hate it to break it to you but you are perpetual procrastinator. There are other terms for postponing stuff but if it procrastination, that is the bad type of foregoing or postponing of tasks i assure you.
I got two words for you…i mean us.. DO IT!
Thinking of doing it later, tomorrow, tonight, next week, just DO IT! NOW! trust me, you will soon get into the habit of doing your tasks, chores, assignments, coursework and anything you are meant to. Yes thank me later.
In response to this challenge i pose to you…us, i promise to be back next week with a report on how doing stuff immediately has gone…or is going. Perhaps then i’ll even have more information on this evil that is crippling our already disabled generation.
Other than that, this is a gentle reminder that God loves you, is in love with you, procrastinator or not… and cannot wait for you to spend time with Him.
Psalms 100: 3-5 Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His, we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever, His faithfulness continues through all generations.