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

Abhijeet Mukherjee is the editor of Guiding Tech, a blog that publishes in-depth articles and tutorials on all things tech, including mobile news and tutorials. He's been into web working since 2008 and continues to enjoy each day of it. He loves to interact with people so hit him up on Twitter.


  1. Yup reminds me of the quote:

    “”A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow”

  2. Sameer on the 5th July


    Your article is like “kick-your-own-ass-out-of-the-shit”…..

    Just 2 days back i read a small board in my MD’s cabin saying – “Never Fail to Plan, Unless You Plan to Fail”……..

  3. Hank on the 25th December

    Yes. Make it a habit to force yourself to tackle your workload each day and it soon becomes second nature. Here are 5 more tips to help you overcome procrastination:

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