Never do today what you can do tomorrow

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Oct 30

Simple Time Management/Setting Priorities

You know when I was a young person, folks used to make fun of people who would put off til tomorrow what they could have done today.

They were considered lazy persons.

But what if they’re right (the put-off-til-tomorrow people not their

I actually follow this motto now:

Never do today what you can do tomorrow

The reason?

If it’s ok for me to do something another day, then it can’t be that important so I’ll postpone it, so I can attend to the crucial stuff I have to do today…

Hey, it’s working (for me)!

Here’s a riff on this from the Dalai Lama:

If you have fear of some pain or suffering (or work, ed), you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.

So, what I do now is I delegate to Google calendar–what I can do tomorrow or next week or, for that matter, next year. Then I don’t worry about it til my new boss (Google) tells me I should (which I’ve set for the night before).

Prof Bruce

Bruce M Firestone, B Eng (civil), M Eng-Sci, PhD, Ottawa Senators founder, Real Estate Investment and Business coach, ROYAL LePAGE Performance Realty broker, 1-613-762-8884


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