Seems like, these days, that questions like this are all over Facebook. Which state are you? Which country are you? Which food are you? etc….
So why not join the crowd and ask “Who is your Mario Kart character?”
Well, I have always thought that when it comes to productivity, I am Donkey Kong. You remember Mario Kart, right? I’m not talking about the modern, fancy version. I’m talking about Super Mario Kart for Super Nintendo, the original. Each group of characters had a different strength and weakness. Some had quick acceleration, but not super fast (Princess/Yoshi). Others were average all around (Mario/Luigi). And then there was Donkey Kong. You knew that if you picked him, you would never be the first one of the blocks. However, if you could catch a straightaway, there was no one that could catch you.
Ah, the memories of Super Mario Kart…..joy, anger, throwing controllers, victory, defeat, accusing other person of cheating by watching your side of the split screen…..
Anyway, back to my point. Here’s how this applies. Which character is your work style? I am definitely Donkey Kong. If I have a project or work that needs to be completed, it takes me forever to get started. There’s always something online to look at or an article to read or another small task to complete. I guess we would call this procrastination? However, once I can finally get down to business, everything seems to roll quite smoothly. The project is almost always completed on-time; sometimes it just takes a while to get off the blocks. Worked this way in high school with homework. Worked this way in college and seminary with papers. And it is working it self out these days with reading, writing, and email. Some things just don’t change.
So, who is your Mario Kart character?
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