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“The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit.”

A thought by Steven Pressfield, (2010-08-30) from his book, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle(p. 22). PREMIERE. Kindle Edition.
My wife, Margaret and I have just in the last two weeks moved from Long Island in New York to Seminole, Florida which is between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay.  We have been working hard to get our condo here organized and also doing some fun and exploration.  I said all of that to say that I have not been reading and writing as a priority.  But I finally wrote yesterday my first post here on JCTT in 2 weeks and it felt good.  I did not want procrastination to become a habit.  I wanted the writing of this blog to get back into being a daily habit.
There are some things that are a good habit.  My getting up every morning at the same time as a retired person is a good habit.  My posting my other blog, bill’s front porch at the same time six days a week is a good habit.  My taking vitamins every day is a good habit.  My walking 6 days a week f…

“Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard, or smelled. But it can be felt.”

A thought by Steven Pressfield (2010-08-30) from his book, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle (p. 7). PREMIERE. Kindle Edition.
Whenever you make a commitment to do something to better yourself or someone else there is always going to be a challenge to start and also to keep doing it.  It will be a daily struggle.
Now if it is to go to Disney World then you are wide awake and ready to go way before you need to get up.  But if you are in your fifth month of working there it takes an alarm to get you up and most people wait till the last moment to get up and go.  It is always easier to get up to do fun than it is to do work.
I have always said that we do what we want to do.  When someone used the excuse to me as a Pastor that they couldn’t make it to church because they were up late I would then say to myself, “We do what we want to do.”  If they were going to Disney World they wouldn’t use that excuse because they want to go to Disney World. 
Now that to me is the key to ov…

“It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write.”

A thought by Steven Pressfield (2010-08-30) from his book, The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle. PREMIERE. Kindle Edition.
I usually write this blog in a Starbucks right after I have done my daily walking.  I have put it into a routine that helps me to do it.  Now today my routine was a little off and I almost said, “I won’t write today”.
There are so many things in life that it’s not the doing that is difficult but the starting.  My walking was one of those.  I knew I needed to exercise, I needed to lose weight but I didn’t start until my wife found out she had diabetes and she needed to change her diet and to exercise so I did it with her.  Now because of different schedules I do it by myself but it is a part of my six day a week routine.  It is not an option.
Now it is good to have choices.  But there are some things you just need to do.
One of those areas for my family was going to church every weekend.  It was not an option we just did it.  Of course my father was a mini…