In the words of Benjamin Franklin, never leave off for tomorrow that which you can do today.
Why do we put things off? Fear of failure? Of Rejection? Of Pain?
We have to make our own mistakes, we have to learn our own lessons.
We have to sweep today’s possibilities under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand what Ben Franklin meant – that knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and that even the biggest failure and the most mistakes beats the hell out of never trying.
It’s one of my biggest faults – procrastination. Why write that next chapter in the book when I have laundry to do, or the house to clean? I could watch a little TV, maybe go work out in the gym. But that chapter is still waiting for me to sit down and write it.
My solution is to find friends who will hold me accountable. Call me or text me every day and ask me how many pages I wrote yesterday. They keep me on track.
Do you put things off?