Paul Graham on Procrastination

What’s the best thing you could be working on, and why aren’t you?
Most people will shy away from this question. I shy away from it myself;
I see it there on the page and quickly move on to the next sentence. Hamming used to go around actually asking people this, and it didn’t make him popular. But it’s a question anyone ambitious should face. […]

I think the way to “solve” the problem of procrastination is to let delight pull you instead of making a to-do list push you. Work on an ambitious project you really enjoy, and sail as close to the wind as you can, and you’ll leave the right things undone.

 
This is an extract from Paul Graham’s fascinating essay on
Good and Bad Procrastination, which I highly recommend.