What You Can Do Today, Do Yesterday

Now - Later

Now - LaterWell, actually, you cannot do yesterday what you need to do today. What I really mean is that never postpone anything for another day. Often, what you don’t do right now you will never do, the momentum passes and the opportunity fades away.

Let me give you a few examples:

You promise your child a certain amount of pocket money, but you don’t give him the money right away, because you don’t have this amount in your purse.

Now, suppose you do not have the time to go to your bank or to an ATM or for several days, or you forget about your promise. After a few days, your child does something naughty, and you want to punish him. You tell him that you won’t give him the money you promised, but only after he is punished.

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How Do You Manage Your Time?

How do you manage your time, or maybe you don’t manage it at all, letting other people and circumstances dictate to you what to do?

If managing your time seems a big task, why not try to manage just a few hours of your day, maybe even just one hour for a start? If you are not be able to manage your time at your job, do so at least in you free time, where you have more control.

Managing your time means giving priorities to certain tasks, and leaving for later other, less important tasks. It is certainly more pleasurable, and requires less effort to read your mail than working. It is more pleasure to watch a movie than study, but this does not make the task done.

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