I don’t know about you but I usually manage to get loads of stuff done when I’m avoiding something!
In fact, some of my most productive periods in life have come from avoiding something else. Which gave me an idea…
What if we could name The Big Ominous Thing that we’re avoiding, and then scurry around very intently getting everything done that isn’t that.
But then I realized that we have it already.
It’s called “death”.
Most of our lives are spent scurrying around and avoiding this Big Ominous Thing that signifies the end of all our earthly doings.
Ever since then, whenever I want to feel motivated, I consider dying. Not on purpose, mind you. But for some unknown or unexpected reason — all of the sudden BAM! No more Sam.
…Yeah, okay, that’ll do it! Time to get a move on.