This came in a FlyLady email I received today. It made a lot of sense to me, so I wanted to share it.

“There is no magical place called “Later” where your onerous tasks magically become more cuddly and enticing to do. Putting yourself under the gun simply diverts your attention away from cherry-picking what you like to do into doing it or else face a penalty. You are merely handing over your God-given will to an outside force. You are compelled by fear rather than the courage to follow your own plan. Swat the mosquitoes knowing it won’t ever be a delightful task. Don’t create your own dreaded monsters because of naïve wishful thinking!”