Why Put Off Tasks

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You have a task due.

  1. If it's due in a year, you'll get it done by a year.
  2. If it's due in a month, you'll get it done in a month.
  3. If it's due this week, you'll get it done by this week.
  4. If it's due tomorrow, you'll get it done by tomorrow.

Remember that semester-long term paper in school that you waited until the last week to do?

Give yourself X days to do a job, you'll get it done in X days.

So Why Put Off Tasks?

You think:

  • "I know a year from now, I have to do X."
  • "So, let's get started on X today!"

So what happens?

  1. You spend the entire year trying to accomplish X.
  2. You take away (read: waste) time to do X.
  3. Other important things that would rock your company's bottom-line much more get overlooked.

Because you gave yourself a year to accomplish it, you wasted freakish time to do it (i.e., freakish time throughout the entire year).

How would Superbusinessbadasses accomplish X?

Peep:

  1. A week before X is due, accomplish X.
  2. Spend the rest of the time on something else.

That leaves you a ridiculous bunches of more time to do things that affect your company's bottom line tomorrow.

WIN.

Delay long-term tasks.

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Posted on August 27

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