I wrote the following words a couple of years ago. Let’s say…in true procrastinator fashion, I’m ready to get back on track.
I just have to laugh at myself sometimes. I am simultaneously serious and hilariously self involved. Oh, well. Welcome to My Cancer’s World…lol.
The Ten Day Money Game
( Fun for Procrastinators )
The practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the “last minute” before a deadline.
I used to be a procrastinator. It’s true. I made many plans…and followed up on about one quarter of them. As a writer, I’d started dozens of novels only to leave each good idea to fester in the recesses of my digital memory banks…undone.
But then, I met a publisher and showed her some of my work. Although she was less than impressed with the stories I’d shared, she did give me some amazing advice. This woman, who is now my writing coach, suggested that I read two books, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clauson.
Sometime passed and I still hadn’t followed her advice. My writing hadn’t progressed past the beginning stages and my growth seemed stifled. One day I was browsing the book aisle at a local thrift store and there it sat, a paperback copy of Think and Grow Rich. It’s the fifty-three cents I’ve ever spent.
Yet even more time passed, (told you I was a procrastinator), and by now I’d enlisted the help of my writing coach. She was guiding me through the basics of ‘thinking outside the box’ and writing everyday by maintaining a blog (online journal). When I told her that I’d found the book, she reminded me that we’d discussed reading it and now had no excuse. I got my hands on a copy of The Richest Man in Babylon and read both books.
Over the years, I’ve experimented with several metaphysical practices. As a member of IndigoSync, I participated in activities designed to promote mental elasticity and positive attitude while also improving physical states of being. My favorites were the ones that lasted for ten or more days and focused on one specific goal. I found that having a routine that encouraged me to ‘smile and move’ or maintain a food journal for a set amount of days , made me not only feel better physically but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
As part of the group experience, I gained the confidence to play manifestation games. One of my favorite games was based on the idea that every morning you wake up to a cash infusion from The Universe that had to be completely spent/invested by days end, with none remaining. It was fun…but sometimes it could be stressful for me. At that time, the amounts were difficult for my mind to process and they increased every day!
Recently I began the process of home ownership. Where I live in South Florida, it’s a lengthy and bumpy road. I needed something that would keep me focused. The money game I’d played before came to mind but I wanted something more practical for procrastinators like me. A game that had elements of a vision boardand allowed an expression of “Definite of Purpose”, a principle I’d learned to appreciate after reading Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”.
After experimenting with a few templates, I came up with something fun, powerful and an awesome tool for manifesting results : The Ten Day Money Game (fun for procrastinators) was born.