If You Don’t Do It Now, You’ll Have Even More Work Later

Now or Later

Are you procrastinating on simple tasks?

You say you don’t have enough time to get everything done. Yet, when you put things off, you are actually creating more work for yourself.

Do that task now, or it will take you even longer later.

Putting Off Work… Creates More Work

Have you ever had a simple task that should have only taken a few minutes to complete, but because you put if off, it took much longer?

For example:

  • That quick cleanup job (that has now built up to a pile…)
  • Reconciling your finances (and now you have to review months of bills…)
  • The expense report you put off for weeks (and now you have to search for receipts…)
  • Even those dishes you left in the sink (no explanation needed…)

Each of these tasks should have taken a few moments, but left to sit… now takes many times as long.

“Undone tasks create even more work for you later.” (Tweet this Quote)

When you put things off, you are self-inflicting more work and life friction.

Now or Later?

Your todo list is full now. Don’t add to it by putting things off.

Don’t let small tasks become large ones.

Save yourself some time, and just do that task now.

Question: What todo are you putting off that is going to create more work for you in the future?

5 thoughts on “If You Don’t Do It Now, You’ll Have Even More Work Later

  1. This is one of life’s simple truths that, if followed, will save many headaches and frustration. And yes, it will save you lots of time — not to mention you’ll feel better (read: less stressed) when you are on top of things instead of being chronically behind!

  2. Eat the frog, first thing in the morning is what works best for me. I get it done, plus I get a sense of a little achievement, even if I get something super small done.

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