Recently I ran across a 5-step prescription for beating
procrastination (Burns, Ten Days to Self-esteem, 1989):
1. Don’t put
the cart before the horse. Instead
of waiting for motivation, get started.
Seizing the Moment
If you have not already noticed, an image of downtown Chicago appears on the "location" tab of this website. There is a little story behind that picture. I am fond of it because I took it myself and it was one of those unanticipated occasions to take a really nice picture. Usually I see something and by the time I am finished fiddling with my camera or I-phone, the window of opportunity has passed, like many of my failed attempts at stealing a picture of my kids or getting my cat to pose.