The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. Elbert Hubbard
One of the classic ways of procrastinating is to plan and plan and never start the work under some pretext or the other. A very common pretext we use is waiting for the 1st of the next month, the beginning of the week normally the following Monday or waiting for an auspicious time like a birthday or anniversary. When the relevant date comes up, we invent new excuses to miss the deadline and convince ourselves that the time is not yet ripe.
While planning a task is an inevitable step, it is the execution of the plan that actually bears fruits. It is imperative that action be taken at the earliest and suitable corrections be implemented if required and there is no better time than NOW! Tomorrow is the day when you need to improve upon what you started today !
Remember: You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
- Examine your New Year Resolutions. If you haven’t made one, start NOW! Have you put a start date time on each resolution? Begin on that date what ever the impediments.
- Have you done a daily time log analysis of your daily time utilization? If not start doing it for a week from today. Tabulate it and ask yourself – do I spend time with family? Do I spare time for my personal passions? Do I have a slot for contemplation and meditation? IS some sort of community work / social service work inbuilt in my weekly routine?
- Take on a new active task from today. It could be writing your blog / learning something new like a language or a musical instrument / helping out in an old age home or orphanage etc.