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Blog entry by mnpete posted 03-14-2013 04:40 AM 735 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I almost let myself slide on doing something that would have given me much better results, but would have required some more work.

http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/2013/03/if-its-worth-doing.html

Glad I fought it off! Do you ever find yourself wrestling with laziness sometimes when wanting to get a project done?

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/



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redryder

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 04:51 AM

No sense doing today what you can put off until tomorrow.
Nice boxes…..................

-- mike...............

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stefang

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 10:56 AM

My laziness usually resulted in my taking shortcuts and usually diminishing the quality of my projects . I don’t do this anymore. When I’m tempted I just quit for the day rather than ruin a project. I think laziness is sometimes due to being tired, but our desire to finish up goads us on.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 12:09 PM

”Do you ever find yourself wrestling with laziness sometimes when wanting to get a project done?”
.
. You mean TODAY? :-)

Must admit that sometimes I do. :-(

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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JesseTutt

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#4 posted 03-14-2013 03:47 PM

All the time. I have a constant struggle between wanting to sit in the workshop and contemplate doing a project and actually doing it.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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ratchet

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#5 posted 03-15-2013 01:59 PM

I’ll have to getback to you tomorrow on this.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 02:05 PM

Sometimes I give in to being tired and sometimes I give in to the aches and pains of my body that can’t do what it could 5 years ago. Either way I know that I should keep on working. If you stop too much and try to make excuses you might end up like the Tin Man whose joints froze up. Now, where did I put that oil can? ;-|

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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RonInOhio

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#7 posted 05-05-2013 04:53 AM

Currently trying to get a workshop to the point of being able to actually do some woodworking .

Started in October in 2012 on an expansion of a little tool shed. Have been working on siding, eaves,soffits and gable vents. I don’t claim to be Mr. Motivation but thought I would be farther along by now.

Lately have lost some desire and energy and have only put a few hours of work a day lately. I decided to add a lean-to on the back as I have a lot of dimensional lumber and sheet-goods I don’t want to cram up the shop as it is doing now. I had it hanging off the side of the shed in years past tarped over but thats not really a very elegant solution. Plus its an eye-sore.

This lean-to will create yet another delay in getting my space actually ready to start working on the inside.

I have resisted the temptation to take short-cuts as I am fairly inexperienced at building. But in the end I’m hoping the patience and delays will be worth it.

I don’t know how some people do it. Go from an empty lot to a work-shop in a matter of a weekend or in couple of weeks.

January through March was basically a wash due to weather. Maybe I’m still knocking off the winter doldrums. Weather has been beautiful last few days.

I suppose its normal to hit a wall. Maybe the best one can do is try to accomplish something everyday or take a day off, and go back with a fresh attitude.

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