Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.
– Abraham Lincoln
“Procrastination is the thief of time” – I have often asked myself as to why we postpone things, why we push it for a tomorrow which gets pushed to another tomorrow and so on.. What is the exact reason behind us doing it?
Is it the feeling that it becomes easier to solve it tomorrow? If the answer is yes – isn’t it a farce? How can something magically become easier tomorrow?
Is it the thought that it somehow doesn’t feel very important today?
Are we waiting for an external help to do this for us?
Is it cos we feel a little worn out to do it today and somehow find the feeling of tomorrow a little bit of a solace?
Well no matter what these questions are, on a broader platform, all these reasons look the same – they just mean an additional pressure for tomorrow, perhaps a little more than we can handle. I am sure that when you did your daily plans, a lot of thought went into that and you have a specific section to complete each day in order to reach the final goal of finishing different things on the allotted deadline. Does this procrastination really help or does it pile up in the end pushing our preparation plan beyond the actual date themselves?
I guess in moments of these rationalizations, one good question to keep reminding yourself is to how it affects the BIG PICTURE. After all that is the only thing that is going to make a difference!