There are a lot of us out there. Procrastinators. It is a nasty little term the type A personalities came up with perpetuating the stereotype of a lazy bunch of mediocre no talent settlers. The truth is, Procrastinators are able people much like our type A peers but with a rational fear of failure.
I was told, if you procrastinate, you are actually a Perfectionist and so I will affectionately refer to us as such from here on out. Perfectionists begin a project with the disturbing knowledge that we are possibly the only person capable of completing that project correctly – a large burden to carry – and yes, there is a correct way and very wrong way to do any project. Step one in the Perfectionist’s handbook and the most important, is to think. Specifically, to think long and hard, and then think some more, and keep thinking until it is just the right time. It is then and only then, that a divine source of wisdom connects with the perfectionist resulting in the materialization of the brilliance our complex and perfect genius minds created. You know, Jesus right? Ya, he was a perfectionist too. His 40 days spent ‘lost/wondering’ was purpose driven cognitive strategy not distraction!
I realize this is an obscenely difficult concept for the type Aer persona to understand, but I will try to simplify the message. Perfectionists are rightfully concerned with being 100% perfect, 100% of the time. Some people may call this other cute names like obsessive and/or compulsive but perfectionists is the preferred politically correct term.
Right now, if you are a Perfectionist reading this you are likely to stand up and begin chanting “Who are we? The Perfect! What do we want? Respect!” Our type A personality friends, however left this posting the moment I described our personality rather perfectly, also because they were bored (hypo-focus challenged).
There is an important lesson to be learned here, so send this post to your type A friends (we all have them) and tell them it is required reading regarding their continued professional development and early retirement. Then, inform them that you will be respectfully referring to them as Flawed if they continue to use crass and ugly words like procrastination to describe your omni-talents. Additionally, you can tell them, “I love you the person, I just hate your humanity.” This always helps them to understand that their soul is still salvageable.
Why do I bring this to your attention? Like any perfect Perfectionist, I filed my taxes on April 14, at 11:30pm. If you were at one of the two open post offices in greater Phoenix area, then you already know what I am talking about. I am glad I didn’t miss out on that party!
Talk to you later (much much later).