‘The easiest thing to say yet the hardest thing to accomplish.’ We always believe that there is a later, that we have time and can push things to the side, that is until we are proven wrong. Saying ‘later’ is fine but only if ‘now’ actually comes, otherwise it can very easily turn into ‘never.’
When I say ‘proven wrong’ I don’t only mean kicking-the-bucket, no I mean anything that can take your chance of accomplishing your task or assignment or whatever it is that you promise to do later. So how do we change that? We should still have the freedom of ‘later’ but we shouldn’t use it as an excuse to put off doing what needs to be done. We don’t say ‘later’ because we don’t want to do it, on the contrary I think those tend to be the things we want to do or need to do most of all and we need to remember that. We don’t want more things to come in that push that ‘later’ farther back and we don’t want to miss our chance to do it all together and that is what we need to remind ourselves.
Be it a task, an assignment, a goal, an apology, anything really, we should always remember that we don’t just want to put it off, we actually do want to finish it.