We may not be consciously doing it, yet for many of us, we are waiting for tomorrow today in terms of putting off tasks, projects and the like.
The mindset of procrastination is prevalent throughout society. The urgency to ‘get things done’ has given way to a more casual approach. Possibly technology has taken away the validity of concentrating effort into the traditional nine-to-five workday.
‘Today’ stretches across time zones via social media giving little or no relevance to ‘now’. How many of us are engaged in cross-border conversations in which parties respond according to their own time references?
Gaps between messages are not considered rude as delays once were, even though we had less sophisticated communication links then. Nowadays productivity itself includes an element of waiting for tomorrow today in case situations alter, thus eliminating the need to do whatever was originally required.
On the other hand, there are still issues demanding immediate attention. Depending on the sector or nature of work, we are obliged to deal with certain items as soon as possible and absolutely without waiting for tomorrow today.
Getting the balance right between these two positions or mindsets is key to living in the modern world.
Instant replies are appreciated but less so when responses are clearly automated. Information is shared relentlessly yet time to understand its importance is rarely offered. Care and thought are valued although not when a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ will suffice.
Anyway, with time moving on, let me conclude by thanking you for being here and for reading this ‘Waiting for tomorrow today’ post.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.
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