I thought I would write about Procastination – but maybe I’ll do that next week 🙂 Just kidding – so here goes…
Why put off till tomorrow what you can do today? Well, maybe you’re not sure if it’s the right thing to do. Sound familiar? Maybe you suffer from Procastination. Here are some of my favourite quotes which may help you put this in conext:
I’m going to stop procastinating, once I get around to it. – Anonymous
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week – Anonymous
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays. – Professor Harold Hill (The Music Man)
All things come to those that wait, but when they come they’re out of date. – Anonymous
I’m sure you can think of a few more.
Dictionary.com defines ‘to procastinate’ as “to defer action; delay: until an opportunity is lost“. That’s right, another lost opportunity. So seize the day, seize the moment, in fact seize any time other than tomorrow or next week or month or year…
And what does that mean for you? Well, you need to take action. Of course action can include planning – in fact that’s a very good place to start (remember the 5Ps – Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance). Knee-jerking from one task to the next will lead to a similar outcome to Procastination – you don’t or won’t get what you want. Nevertheless the point is that you need to get going, without delay, otherwise, as the Korean Proverb suggests, ‘put off for one day and ten days will pass’. Imagine what a focussed effort can achieve in 10 days. Taking Action.
So what are you waiting for?