Why You Should Get S*** Done When You Are Young.

These days people live to a ripe old age. This is not like a few hundred years ago when the average life expectancy was something like 30. Now people live well into their 80s and chances are this number will only go up and up.

Given you are going to live to a ripe old age, it is entirely reasonable to ask “Why get things done at a young age?”. After all you got many years on this planet to do everything you want to do.

Up to a point this is a reasonable perspective. But there are a number of downsides to this position.

By deferring and leaving it to tomorrow you are effectively being “lazy”. You could say this is procrastination.

The thing is you really don’t know what could happen in the future. In the future there may be a different set of circumstances such that you cannot do the things open to you today.

For example at the extreme end of the spectrum, what would happen if your city or area of residence was succumbed to a war involving conflict between fellow human beings?

In such a situation, we can forget about the things we do in peace times. In some parts of the world, war is very real and could come about any time. Even in peaceful societies such as the Western world, you really do not know what the future will hold.

We can never tell in what physical condition we will find ourselves in the future. Right now we may be healthy and in excellent shape but we will never know how things may be tomorrow. We like to think everything will be well no one is aware what fate has in store.

And with certain opportunities or prospects, it is a question of timing. The timing for starting a business in a particular arena might be terrific right now this instant. But who knows is this opportunity will still be in available tomorrow.

When we say “today”, we don’t mean literally today but within a close time frame such as say within a month. And by “tomorrow”, we don’t mean literally tomorrow, next week or next month but more like a some months or a number of years down the line.

So you really want to get on with your sh** in the very immediate future rather then further down the line.

And if for whatever reason you are having problems getting on with it, seek help to understand why and take the steps to solve it. With a bit a luck we will get those tasks done today.