I was joking with someone about how lazy I am and that person said, “Time waits on no one, but you will be waiting on the bus if you don’t handle your business.”
By the time you read this, I may be on the side of the road without a cell phone, no change and no help. All because my tire has a slow leak. Although it is not a big deal, it will be if I keep driving on it.
In high school, my English teacher made my classmates and me wear a letter around our necks that symbolized our worst habit. So for one week I walked around with a “P” to remind me that I was a huge procrastinator. Years later, the “P” is coming back to haunt me.
I have always had a bad habit of trying to put things off until the next day, but that does not always work.
A wise lady told me to never depend on tomorrow. But I did not understand her reasoning.
It was not until last summer that I learned a hard lesson about the harsh realities of procrastination.
Last summer, I kept thinking about a friend of mine. I wanted to talk to him and see how he was doing. I put it off though, telling myself I would do it later. But later never came.
I never saw my friend again and never will- at least not in this lifetime. He exists in another place.
Not all lessons are as hard as that one and for that, I am thankful. But I am learning that procrastination is the biggest killer of dreams.
I know a lot of people who are waiting for the “right” moment to start their own business, move to another city or tell that special someone they love them. But there is no such thing as the perfectly planned moment.
Most of the time, if you are thinking about doing something, the right moment is now.
Tiffany Pitts is a senior public relations student from Jacksonville. She is the lifestyles editor for The Famuan. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org