I’ll do it tomorrow
I’ll do it next week
I’ll do it next month
I’ll do it next year
You kept on saying you’d do it, but you never did. Days, weeks, months, years, even a lifetime has passed you by and yet no action. We can blame it on our buddy “Mr. Procrastination”. Every time you even thought about it their he was sitting on your shoulder whispering in your ear spewing the words “Just wait until tomorrow”. You take his advice only for tomorrow to arrive just so he can talk you into waiting until next week. Then next week rolls around, now he talks you into next month, and before you know it, months, years, a lifetime has passed you by due to Procrastination. So many chances and missed opportunities gone forever.
We all fall victim at some point in our lives. But those who react in a timely fashion miss few opportunities. Just think about it, just think about how many opportunities you’ve missed because you acted a day too late. Your dream job was right their waiting for you on a silver platter, but you decided to wait until the next day to submit your resume. That same day someone else submits their resume, the employer brings them in for an interview the next day and BOOM!!! hires that person right on the spot. They felt that person was the best candidate for the job in that moment. But in actuality you were the better candidate for the job. You fit the qualifications perfectly. You had exactly what the employer was looking for in a candidate. But because you decided to procrastinate and put it off to watch your favorite TV show, spend hours on social media, or just plain acting lazy, you missed out an opportunity.
That’s why its best to attack whatever needs to be handled right away if possible. Don’t give Procrastination a chance to set in. As we know putting things off can turn into missed deadlines, opportunities, or unnecessary stress on the mind. My uncle once told me “if you have something that needs to be handled, handle it asap. Theirs no need to carry a load of stress or problems that could easily be taken care of”. Especially a simple task such as making a phone call to set up an appointment, replying to an email, or folding the laundry and putting it away. Truth be told most of the time it’s the simple task that we put off which eventually piles up and creates one huge problem. We’ve all been up that road before. The grass needs to be cut, the garage needs to be cleaned out, the pool needs to be cleaned, the car needs a wash, you need to go grocery shopping, the house needs to be cleaned, etc. All on the day you have a cookout planned. Sounds familiar??? But this would’ve been prevented had you decided to tackle a simple chore each day leading up to the cookout. Now you find yourself overwhelmed.
How about the classic one where you have a huge test coming up in week. Plenty of time to study right??? One day you decide to binge watch your favorite TV series, the next day you decide to play video games, the day after that you decide to lay around and scroll through social media, the next couple days after that your friends call you up and somehow convinces you to go out and party. Next thing you know, BAM!!! It’s the day before your big test and you haven’t studied not one bit. Now you find yourself in a pinch with little time to study. I’ve been up that road to. Had you decided to just take as little as a 30-60 minutes to study each day instead of procrastinating and putting it off you wouldn’t be so pressed at the last second. Now that doesn’t mean you still can’t watch your favorite TV series, play videos games, party, etc. It just means cut back on some of those other task and squeeze in a decent amount of time to handle your business. I mean after all if your gaming for hours at a time a 30 min break to study wont kill you.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a small chore, a project, a business idea you’ve had in mind, whatever!!! You get the point right??? The sooner you handle your business, the better off you’ll be and the less you’ll have to worry about Mr. Procrastination. Or you can be that person who procrastinated to the grave. The choice is yours.