The Only Way to Overcome Procrastination

If you can do it now…then do it now.

You know it, right? Yet we still we continue to procrastinate everyday saying, “I will do it in future.”  The old adage of “why put off until tomorrow what you can do today” often turns into a far more humorous – yet far less effective one:

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” – Mark Twain

The Simple Dollar has an excellent article on why saying “I will do it in the future” is an excuse for failure. It proclaims that if you don’t want to do it now, the chances are high that you won’t want to do it in future.  You’re also less likely to do it at all because you’ve told yourself before that it’s “okay to delay.”  Your future self is often more unreliable than your present self.  It’s better to get started with the task now and let that pattern get established than to not bother and watch a far less productive one take shape.

Saying “I Will Do It In The Future” Is an Excuse for Failure

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