Stop Saying, “From Tomorrow Onwards I’ll do…”
Do it Today
Yesterday, while talking to my neighbor, he said, “From tomorrow onwards, I’m going to walk 10,000 steps a day.”
A sudden thought flashed through my mind: “He’s never going to do that.” However, I simply said, “Superb” and moved on without saying anything further.
Starting tomorrow, I’ll begin my meditation class.
Starting tomorrow, I’ll start my workout.
Starting tomorrow, I’ll use this template for my report.
Starting tomorrow, I’ll begin working on my new business idea.
These are not all my own words; in fact, I heard these statements from different people.
I strongly believe many of you have the habit of postponing things until tomorrow.
Why shouldn’t you do that? What will you gain by starting it today?
Why We are doing it?
We all love to make excuses to start something, whether it’s preparing for exams or completing important tasks at work; we all stick with the excuse of doing it tomorrow.
Most of us here have already learned or heard quotes like “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” We love the idea of taking our first step, but we often postpone it to tomorrow or some other day.
Why is it so? Simple! Because we are always tired, distracted, and trapped under busyness.
Tomorrow always looks fresh and bright, so it looks completely normal for us to say that.
Why Should You Not Do That?
Just think about your past, how many times have you actually completed a task at the exact time you specified?
I used to postpone my important tasks to the next day, but sadly, on that very next day, I got stuck with different tasks, and I was never able to complete them on time.
This is common and happens to everyone, especially in this modern world, you never know what will happen next, you always seem busy and tired, so it’s difficult to stay on track.
Ok! Then, what can you do about this? Simple! Do less.
My Strategy to Overcome “The Tomorrow Trap”
Whenever I feel bored and lazy to start something, I tell myself to work for only five minutes. The five-minute rule works exceptionally well because some days, spending five minutes writing the introduction for my article turns into 45 minutes of work.
So, open the drawer, take out your most important and long-pending project, and work on it for five minutes. If five minutes don’t seem to work, then go for two minutes.
Doing less work over extended periods can lead to a better future. Instead of trying to start fresh, work for a short time starting today.
Remember, starting is way better than doing nothing.
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