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Procrastination: Def.: The act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off to a future time; delay; dilatoriness.
Procrastination is the thief of time. Young. (From answers.com)
I wonder why this habit is such a thief. There are so few of us that want to do things right away. We’d rather have fun first (I’m thinking of a few people I know) and then do what we must. Enjoy the sweet goodness and then swallow the bitter pill.
Our contributor Marie Ricks, from “House of Order” wrote her article “From Procrastination to Progress” talking about this very subject. She gives us good counsel on how to overcome it, and the good thing is, anybody can do it, one-step-at-a-time.
Elder Marvin J. Ashton, from the Quorum of the Twelve, spoke in Conference in 1983. His talk was named “Straightway”. He said: “My remarks today are going to be centered around this key word, straightway. “And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. How descriptive, how powerful, how rewarding when properly applied in human conduct.
“We invite all to serve the Savior and walk in His paths straightway. There is an urgency for all of us who have this knowledge of His divinity to act upon it without hesitation or delay. The time is now.”
Our last entry comes from Doug Towers, who blogs at “LDS (Mormonism) Deep Doctrine”. His article is “Deep Doctrine - Can we Just Wait and learn it "Later On"? He says: “On the one hand the idea is posed - leave learning unknown doctrine to later. Yet on the other hand we have - should we put off until tomorrow what we could do today? Or - procrastination; a tool of the Devil.” Just read his blog, and you’ll get an idea of what he’s talking about.
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