Sunday, March 7, 2010

Walking with a pebble in your shoe

Know what it is like walking with a pebble in your shoe? To solve the problem all you need to do is get rid of the pebble. But you'll have to do it while the rest of the gang keeps marching on. If you stop to do it, you'll be left behind.

You know you can catch up if you hurry. But no, you're not up to chasing, panting and out of breath and get sneered at. No, it's actually only in your mind. I mean, the sneering part.

But if you don't get rid of that pebble it will start to hurt your foot. Soon you'll get sores, and if you still insist on walking on, your foot will start to swell. Eventually, you'll have to stop because the pain will get unbearable. By then, you may not be able to walk any further.

So it is the same thing with a necessary task which you feel is totally unpleasant. But whatever happens, the job has to be done. If you don't complete and get it over with, it will keep nagging at your conscience.

Mostly another factor is, other people's progress depend on your job input to complete. The project will not get done in time. Eventually your boss will be breathing down your neck. Come what may you'll still have to do it.

Usually once you get started it becomes easier and less unpleasant. By the time you complete the job you might even feel great.

This one also applies to straightening out someone in your team who gets out of line, stopping a machine to tighten a loosened nut, or replacing a worn-out tire.

Do it now.


  1. Okay I will do it soon :) but not now

  2. hahaha... let's start a procrastinators' club.

  3. May I suggest boots to prevent that pebble from getting in your shoe. :^)