Thursday, 28 April 2016

TED, Radio 4, procrastination and me.

   As you may or may not know, I listen to a lot of radio while I'm working. BBC Radio 4 or 4 Extra, are my usually channels of choice. I also listen to the occasional TED talk. Here's a link to the last one I listened to.
   What caught my interest, was the bit where the Speaker talked about the publication of "Planning applications" in the back of local papers. They look pretty drab and are difficult to get information from. Whereas Nike ads, for instance give you all the information you need. Now this is a fairly deliberate ploy on the part of your local council. They don't want people objecting and causing a fuss. They've stuck to the letter of the law and published in small print at the back of your local paper. Object if you dare.
   Now as important as local issues are. Closure of libraries, reduction of services and rubbish blowing up and down the streets etc. What got me thinking (and avoiding doing what I'm supposed to) was do we think in a similar way. Do we get distracted from what we should be doing by doing what we shouldn't. Because our brains advertise the distractions using the same ad department as Nike and the things we should be doing gets the one used by the local council? I know I'm over simplifying but currently (while still avoiding what I should be doing)  I'm making a bit of a point of keeping an eye on how I think things through. There, that's it for today.

Onwards and upwards in the persuit of fulfillment :-)))    


  1. Very nice way of thinking! Did you see the TED talk on procrastination? I couldn't have done it, too busy avoiding to do what must be done to ever get such a talk ready (and well, I might be slightly too shy to get up in front of an audience too...), but it sounds like you might like it too!

  2. I did Jade. It was funny and informative. The problem with most articles on Procrastination is they're usually written by the sufferer and don't really offer any sort of solution. Motivation is often brought up but sometimes there is little to get motivated over. Best thing I've seen lately is "Doing comes first" (motivation will follow). I like the simplicity of it. I wish you well in your search for an answer and appreciate you leaving a comment :)