The question “Why start today instead of tomorrow?” cropped up recently in a discussion with a group of participants in a workshop focused on, yes, time management.
The three reasons which resonated with the people in the room with regard to ‘why start today instead of tomorrow?‘, were as follows:
Enthusiasm, energy and time available today may not be there for us tomorrow. They are items which cannot be ‘stored up’ for another moment. We either make use of them now or lose them forever relative to their coming together in the exact same combination linked to circumstances, events, and the like.
Most projects, interactions, or even single actions, benefit from getting started as soon as possible. Once the initial input is undertaken, we give ourselves the chance to amend our efforts in light of how the task develops. If necessary, we are able to use our first effort as a base for subsequent endeavours.
The impact we create by ‘getting going today’ could be crucial to our success tomorrow. In many instances, momentum will be the deciding factor between ‘reaching the finishing line successfully’ and ‘getting lost along the wayside’. This alone is perhaps enough to spur us into action immediately.
So, three reasons in answer to the “Why start today instead of tomorrow?” question. Naturally, there are probably many more reasons.
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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
The stage of work (2016)
Performance skills at work (2015)
Elements of theatre at work (2010)