I have a rule for myself, where if anything that takes me less than five minutes to do, I’ll do it immediately.
If I’m making lunch, I don’t leave the dirty dishes in the sink, I eat and then immediately clean them (sometimes I managed to clean before I eat.) there’s nothing worse than having a full day of work and then coming home to a mountain of todos.
Not just dishes, but all the little “chores” and habits we tend to ignore or put off because of not feeling like it.
I like to think of it as a gift to my future self. In a way, it’s also a gift to my present self too, because I’m trading a few minutes of my time for feelings of accomplishment.
Just because I don’t feel like doing something, doesn’t mean I should give in to that feeling.
Often success is the accumulation of small actions and key decisive moments done well.
A “Do It Now” is a great habit to get you there.
It’s one thing to want to do or be something, it’s another to be able to do it when it counts.
This can also improve the lives (and attitudes) of the people around you. When your significant other asks you to do something, doing it immediately will not only make them happy and cared for, it will help you build the discipline to make sh*t happen.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1088
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