"Always put off until tomorrow anything you can
I don’t think so, even though that’s a lot easier than getting to it. It’s like when the alarm clock goes off at 5:30 a.m. and you press the snooze button several times. Before you know it, it’s time for your mid-morning snack and your feet haven’t touched the floor; you haven’t had breakfast, fed the cat, started the laundry, picked up your prescriptions, or gone on your morning walk in the neighborhood. And why are the children home when it’s a school day?
Among the reasons for procrastinating are fear of failure, unclear goals, feeling overwhelmed, and lack of priorities. Putting things off, though, only makes you more uncomfortable.
Years ago there was a television commercial for a financial services company on getting started investing. “Today would be fine,” the announcer said resolutely. There also was a television commercial for a pizza company in which the announcer said gruffly, “Do it!”
Do it today would be fine. Put your feet squarely onto the floor, plant your rear firmly into the chair seat in front of your computer and start writing your memoir. Here is a quick roundup of websites with dozens of tips to get you started. After you visit them—and read the tips and do them, of course—let me know which ones worked best to get you started writing.