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Word of the Week--"Procrastinate"
Definition--Procrastinate- v. to put off doing something; to hestitate; to delay unnecessarily.

Discussion-- "I know that I should be writing this Word of the Week right now, but... I could just do it tomorrow. After all, I've already written about the word for this week." These are the types of thoughts that find their way into the mind of the procrastinator. I should know, I am one of the worst procrastinators that I know.

There is something about having a deadline that inspires us to work. For many of us, if we are operating without a clear-cut deadline we are barely operating at all. Like I always say, "why do today what you can put off 'till tomorrow?" That being said, I know very few successful people that procrastinate. It really is an unhealthy frame of mind to be in. Procrastination leads to tension and feelings of worthlessness. It is better to just accomplish what needs to be done and get on with the rest of your life. That is, sadly, much easier said than done.



Etymology--Procrastinate- borrowed from the Latin procrastinatus, which is the past participle of procrastinare, meaning to put off until tomorrow (pro- forward + crastinus belonging to tomorrow).

   Foreign Translations
Dutch:  dralen
French:  faire traîner les choses
German:  hinauszögern
Italian: temporeggiare
Spanish: dejar las cosas para más tarde

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