Recently I read an article by Steve Pavlina which made me sit up and take notice. He pointed out that being industrious isn't necessarily hard work, but means working hard. Until he explained it I don't think I really saw the difference but now I see that I put off some jobs because I think of them as hard work when actually they are easy jobs but need to be worked hard at. This quote from his article sums it up for me, "How many problems do you have on your to do list right now that can be solved with the simple application of industry? Sometimes you don’t need to be particularly creative or clever about it — a brute force solution will do. But it’s easy to get stuck in a pattern of wishing that a brute force solution wasn’t necessary. It’s tedious. It’s boring. It’s not that important anyway. And yet it still needs to be done". In other words, get the hec on with it and move on. I spend too long in the planning stage and then procrastinate in the execution of the plan.