Habits: You Are What You Do Today

 

How often do you tell yourself, “I am going to do it tomorrow?”

Or when you get around to it.

But, tomorrow never comes.

It is what you do today that matters.

What if I told you that what you did on this very day would define who you are?

Would you do things differently?

Tomorrow Doesn’t Count

When are you going to do what you need to do?

When I have more time.

When I get around to it.

I’ll start tomorrow.

Sound familiar?

The problem is that tomorrow is always a day away.

It is what you do today that is important. Your daily actions make you who you are.

“Habits are what you do today and every day.  Not tomorrow.”

We underestimate what we do today and how it defines us.

Habits are things that you do regularly.

They describe you. They are your true self.

What you do. What you don’t do. What you repeat. What you put off.

Hence, what you are doing today is very likely to be your habits.

Things You Need to Do Today

We all have things we could be doing today.

Things that we know we should be doing today.

Yet, we let them go until tomorrow. We put them off.

However, consider this…

“Are we really simply putting things off?

Or are we making a bigger statement that these things are just not a part of who we are?”

What are some of the little things that you are not doing today?

  • Doing something for someone you love
  • Being a loyal friend
  • Spending time with your kids
  • Cleaning up
  • Growing
  • Learning
  • Working out
  • Taking care of yourself

Are you doing these things today?

If not, ask yourself when you are going to do them?

Today is the Day, Every Day

Tomorrow is a fair weather fan.

Today is your best friend.

You are what you do today . Each and every day.

What do your actions today say about your habits?

So, don’t put it off.

Remember, it’s today that counts.

What do your daily actions say about you and your habits?

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  • Craig, this is fantastic, and well-timed. I’m sure I’m not the only person who didn’t want to drag themselves out of bed this morning after a long weekend, but things have to be done today — not tomorrow, today. I’m always walking the fine line between using my time effectively and feeling like I’m worrying too much, and not letting go to “relax.” If I let myself sit online and surf the Web I usually beat myself for not doing something productive, for choosing to surf instead of do something I’m inevitably putting off for the next day, or the next. What helps me is to have several tasks that I know I must do that day, no matter what — work, eat, exercise, and have a few hours to spend reading, writing, or just relaxing. In those last few hours I try not to plan out what I want to do; I simply let myself do what feels right. However, setting aside those hours makes all the difference. A lot of the time I’m sure I would say “oh, I’ll start that new book tomorrow!” But why should I? As you say, it’s today that truly counts. Thank you for this!

  • Craig, this is fantastic, and well-timed. I’m sure I’m not the only person who didn’t want to drag themselves out of bed this morning after a long weekend, but things have to be done today — not tomorrow, today. I’m always walking the fine line between using my time effectively and feeling like I’m worrying too much, and not letting go to “relax.” If I let myself sit online and surf the Web I usually beat myself for not doing something productive, for choosing to surf instead of do something I’m inevitably putting off for the next day, or the next. What helps me is to have several tasks that I know I must do that day, no matter what — work, eat, exercise, and have a few hours to spend reading, writing, or just relaxing. In those last few hours I try not to plan out what I want to do; I simply let myself do what feels right. However, setting aside those hours makes all the difference. A lot of the time I’m sure I would say “oh, I’ll start that new book tomorrow!” But why should I? As you say, it’s today that truly counts. Thank you for this!

  • Craig,

    I love this post … It reminds of doing a change in my life that I have been putting off.

    The longer you postpone starting the habit, the longer it is going to take for you to achieve it, thus longer it takes for you to reach success.

    Timo

  • Craig,

    I love this post … It reminds of doing a change in my life that I have been putting off.

    The longer you postpone starting the habit, the longer it is going to take for you to achieve it, thus longer it takes for you to reach success.

    Timo

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