FINALLY THERE IS A NAME FOR THE DEFICIT I HAVE!
I now know it's called the ButFirst Procrastination Syndrome - aka BFPS
I'm writing you to let you know that I have recently been diagnosed with a very serious condition and there's little hope I'll ever fully recover from it. It may be hereditary as well. The scientific world is frantically searching for a cure. This is an ailment from which many of us suffer but may not have been diagnosed. Now you may be able to discuss it with your loved ones and try to explain what really happened to you all those times you tried so hard to accomplish something and didn't. It's called the "ButFirst Syndrome."
It's like when I decide to do the laundry - I start down the hall and notice the newspaper on the table. Okay, I'm definitely going to do the laundry, ButFirst I'm going to read the newspaper. After that, I notice the mail on the table. Okay, I'll just put the newspaper in the recycle stack, ButFirst I'll look through that pile of mail and see if there are any bills to be paid. Now where's my checkbook?
OOPS! There's the empty glass from yesterday on the coffee table. I'm going to look for that checkbook, ButFirst I need to put the glass in the sink. I head for the kitchen, look out the window, notice my flowers need a drink of water. I put the glass in the sink, and darn it, there's the remote for the TV on the kitchen counter. What's it doing there? I'll just put it away, ButFirst I need to water those plants.
I head for door and Ack! I trip over the dog who needs to be fed. Okay, I'll put that remote away and water the plants, ButFirst I need to feed the dog. At the end my day, the laundry is not done, the newspapers are still on the floor, the dirty glass is still in the sink, bills are unpaid, my checkbook is still missing, and the dog has eaten the remote control!
When I try to figure out why I accomplished nothing, I'm baffled because I KNOW I was BUSY ALL DAY! I realize this condition is serious and I should get help, ButFirst I think I'll read all my email! . . . . . . AUTHOR UNKNOWN