I recently read an article that listed the 7 Bad Habits of Insanely Productive People. Well, I consider myself somewhat insane (okay you can stop nodding your head in agreement), mildly productive, and I certainly consider myself a person (although some would challenge that statement). So I thought I had better check out the list and see if any of these bad habits apply to me.
Bad Habit #1: Being thin skinned. Yeah, I don’t think so. At my age, my skin is more like an elephant’s with veins that look like rivers on a map and errant hairs in the most ridiculous places. And my hearing is so poor that if people are talking about me, I don’t even hear them. Forget this habit.
Bad Habit #2: Flakiness. You got me on this one. I just want to know who told these guys about my dandruff. Are there cameras in my bathroom? I just hate the paparazzi following me all the time. It’s hard being a famous blogger.
Bad Habit #3: Selfishness. Yes, I am Jewish but I still like my seafood. Oh, I thought this habit was about liking shellfish. I guess my eyesight isn’t so good either.
Bad Habit #4: Greed. Yes, I am greedy. I want to be younger, I want to be thinner, I want to eliminate my wrinkles, I want world peace, I want the politicians to stop running ads….I want it all and I want it now. And I wouldn’t mind having a crack at George Clooney either now that I think of it.
Bad Habit #5: Distractibility. Who, what, where…what did you say? Not me!!
Bad Habit #6: Self doubt…is it me? Well, when I looked in the mirror this morning, it WAS me, me and my elephant skin, me and my flaky head, me still wanting a crack at George Clooney. But then things can change when I get distracted (see bad habit #5).
And finally, Bad Habit #7: Arrogance. So, why do you think I keep stalking you? Cause it’s all about me…..unless something changed in Bad Habit #6.
So, after reviewing these bad habits, I thought I should start a Good Habit List. It sounded like a sane, productive thing a person would do. But then I got distracted (see Bad Habit #5) so maybe I’m wrong (Bad Habit #6). Are you talking about me now (Bad Habit #1). Well, that’s okay cause at least you are focusing on me (Bad Habit #7). Now where did I put George Clooney’s phone number (back to Bad Habit #5).