Thursday, 20 October 2011

Don't Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today. - Really???

Why is it that life constantly feels like it is one step ahead of you, and you are forever trying to catch up?

Chasing your dreams, trying to catch up on tasks that are overdue, returning calls you missed. Appointments need to be made, people to see.

It can be mayhem trying to keep up with being you!  I feel like I never have enough time.  I follow a 'To Do' list at work that helps.  I try to follow my goals list outside work, but 24 hours never seems sufficient to do all I need to do and sleep too.

Like today: Take my son to school, do a days work, pop by my business partner to get face time, read on the train, come home, interact with my son, eat, chat to my people on the phone, blog and bed!

What happened to exercise? What happened to relaxing and reflecting on the day before going to sleep? How do we fit it all in?  It's depressing.

You know what? We don't have to fit it all in, and unless you have the genes of Clarke Kent and can turn into Superman or Supergirl then it just is not going to happen.... Oh well!

Once we have acceptance it makes this startling fact all the more easier to digest.  They say 'don't put off to tomorrow what you can do today',  but heck how can one do it all without being a candidate for a nervous breakdown?

There maybe 24 hours in a day but there is only one of you. Therefore sometimes it has to be done tomorrow, regardless of how we may try to multi-task ourselves to an early grave.

Einstein said ~ “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” Amen to that Albert!

As I have consciously embarked on my life journey, I am cognizant  of the fact that life really is what you make it!  Yes, time is of the essence, but no matter how hard you try to be and do everything, you just have to strike an equilibrium and settle with doing your best.  

Yes indeed I truly believe we need to get the job done. Yes I do believe we should avoid procrastination.  I also agree with Henry Ford when he said ~ "Vision without execution is just hallucination.”  Hence do what you say you will do.  You just don't need to do it all today.



  1. A timely word if ever there was one! Less can sometimes be more :)

  2. Thanks BaileyAna.

    'Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.'

    - Lin Yutang