“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” – Mark Twain
I have a policy wherein I never complete mundane or unnecessary assignments until the moment before they are due, because if this is the last day of my life, I would hate to have spent it completing paperwork that was due next week.
People often scoff at this policy, usually for one of three reasons:
- They think that attempting to live each day as if it were your last is foolish.
- They obsessively complete tasks as quickly as possible and can’t imagine doing otherwise.
- They think that I’m simply making excuses for procrastination or laziness.
It appears that Mark Twain would’ve agreed with me, and he’s a lot smarter than any of my critics.