When it comes of purposeful procrastination, Mark Twain agreed with me. I can’t be nearly as stupid as people think.

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” – Mark Twain

I have a policy wherein I never complete mundane or unnecessary assignments until the moment before they are due, because if this is the last day of my life, I would hate to have spent it completing paperwork that was due next week.

People often scoff at this policy, usually for one of three reasons:

  1. They think that attempting to live each day as if it were your last is foolish.
  2. They obsessively complete tasks as quickly as possible and can’t imagine doing otherwise.
  3. They think that I’m simply making excuses for procrastination or laziness.

It appears that Mark Twain would’ve agreed with me, and he’s a lot smarter than any of my critics.