Do things right Away

do things right awa - Why wait for tomorrow if you can do today?
Philippines
September 17, 2012 5:50pm CST
I learned that it's really better to do things immediately. Well, I know it's very easy to say "I will do this later or I will do this tomorrow. I have few regrets. If only I can turn back time then I will do it right away. It's a lesson to learn. I remember my Mom told me this "Do it today, don't wait for tomorrow". I should keep in mind "TNT" (today not tomorrow) :) What about you dear friends. Do you also encourage yourself to Do things right away?
1 person likes this
16 responses
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
18 Sep 12
Yes, we have to complete a work today, don't wait tomorrow. When i was a pupil, i was lazy to do homework and always delayed it to the next day and the result is many things were delayed too. Even right now, i know it is the best if we do immediately today but sometime i am lazy and i still told myself, ok, sleep first and do it tomorrow and..you know the results...
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Hello ryanong It's funny to read about your experience when you were still a pupil. Yeah, I agree that the best thing to do is to put things in priority and do it right away. I see, you like to sleep, me too. Especially today. I love to sleep..:(
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
26 Sep 12
hhihi, i think we all know that better we should complete works today not delay it tomorrow but we always have a reason to delay it. I like sleep because if not enough sleeping,i look so tired in the next morning...
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
hehhe.. It think you have to sleep eight hours a day. Lack of sleep will not help us to do our job efficiently. Try to sleep early....
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
I am a person who likes to accomplish what is in my mind. For example, if I plan to do something today it should be today. Sometimes my husband tells me, don't you have tomorrow? why do all things today? we can do it tomorrow, and my answer is usually this: Why put these things for tomorrow if we can have it today?, tomorrow is other day and another thing to do. I used to be organised in everything. But, I am not excluded in this discussion, I sometimes put some things for tomorrow. There are times that I think ah, I can do it later or tomorrow and after that I realized ah, I should do this thing yesterday. Even how organized I am I still commits mistakes.
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Wow! Good attitude my friend. I always try my best to do things right away. You have a very good and supportive husband..:) Hope you have a good day.:)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
yes, my husband is always supportive to my plan, but sometimes he wants to put things off for tomorrow so I can have some time to relax.
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Maybe because you work so hard my friend..:) Give your self a space to relax sometimes...lol.. Thanks for sharing..:)
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
2 Nov 12
When I have something that is very urgent for me to do, I usually do it right away, but if it is not something urgent, I might do it some time later. In fact, I find this is not good at all. It is better to do it at once in case I have enough time for doing something else. This is one of my shortcomings of delaying doing things and I think that I have to change myself to always doing things right away so I always have enough time for doing upcoming things or work. Thanks so much for the nice discussion, litvillegas.
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Yes, it's very important to set things in priority especially the urgent works to do. It's better to act and do our job immediately. It's good to hear about your goal that you will try to avoid procrastinating things.
• Indonesia
20 Sep 12
I learned a lot from experience that putting off something that I can do right now is not very efficient. Sometimes I feel lazy to do something as soon as possible, but to think the worst is going to happen makes me excited to do it again. At worst are: I do not know what will happen later or tomorrow, I thought maybe I could put things off until tomorrow but what if tomorrow I get sick or I have to go somewhere so it's something I should do tomorrow instead delayed any longer . Delaying the work will also create stress while some work has been piling up and should be completed as soon as possible in short time
• Philippines
21 Sep 12
Hello mrswhitfield I agree with you procrastinating is not really efficient. It's best to do things what we can do today and never wait for tomorrow to come. You have absolutely a good points here. Thank you for sharing and have a great day..:)
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
19 Sep 12
hi, maybe dong things at the same time an soon is good but not that is the rule always you may be anxious and get worries all the time if you do so. to do the things you have to prioritiz them better then to force your self and push hards
• Philippines
21 Sep 12
Yes, you are right I guess I have to set things in priority and work hard to finish it on time. Thanks for sharing your idea. Have a great day.. Happy mylotting..:)
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
18 Sep 12
ya for sure ,no need to postpone it,keep doing directly and work with vigor always
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Hello natliegleb Thanks for dropping by. Maybe you accomplish everything you do because you love to do things directly. Keep it up.. Have a great day..:)
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
When I set myself something to do, I don't wait for another to accomplished it. I feel uneasy, if I can not meet the time frame.Have a great day!
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
That's great Shavkat I think you achieve everything you want..:) Thank you for responding Have a great day..:)
@hereandthere (32767)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
i finally went to a new doctor yesterday, and in my haste to get there (because he drops by that hospital for 2 hours only), i forgot to bring important documents from my previous doctor like blood tests, prescriptions, imaging studies for him to look at. he suggested that i fax, scan or send them by courier instead, for which i'm grateful. i'm glad i did it right away because i tend to put things off and also maximized my time by dropping by two other places. but i also realized that i should spend some time to think and prepare so i do things the right way the first time.
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Hello hereandthere It's nice to hear that it was successfully submitted. Yes preparation is really important to set up things in a right way and finish job in a right time.:) Thanks for sharing...:)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Yes, for me I want to do things right away. If I can do something now, I'll do it or else there's a possibility that I'll forget about it or become lazy doing it. LOL. I guess I've learned that from my parents and my teachers. Time is gold so we should do what we can do now and don't wait for later or tomorrow. Thanks for sharing and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Hello angelkarah Me too, I'm trying to do things right away because time is gold. I encourage myself to do things and don't wait for tomorrow. Happy mylotting too..:)
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Yes, as much as possible, I do things right away. like when I have something to right about. I need to write a draft in case it will get lost out of my mind. Haha. Anyway, I want things to be in order and because I am multi-tasking all the time, I see to it that all the things I could possible do at a time, I will do right away.
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Good attitude shylade. I guess that's one reason a lot of people are really successful in their business or career because they're keeping draft about their plan. Good Job!
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
yes never do some some proscatination or as we call it here "maniana habit" i try my best to do things right away especially things we do at work.
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Keep it up jazel. Like you I always try my best to do things today. It's good to hear that.. Thanks for sharing
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
One of the bad attitudes in our country is the MaƱana Habit which means "mamaya na" or do it later. I think this really be avoided to prevent yourself from cramming or procrastination. One way I think can help me fisnihed tasks is by making a things-to-do list every morning. This can really help me organize the things I need to do for the day and help me rally finished all my tasks.
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
OH..yeah ,,that's true.. Thank you for reminding me this term. I agree with you. Things-to-do list is a great help. Thank you for sharing and for your tip. Have a great day to you..:)
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
As much as possible I try to do things right away than wait for another time to do it. Not only that it can be a conflict with other stuff in the future, I just do not want to be lazy. It is something that I always tell my kids. If I tell them to do something, I want them to do it right there and then.
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Good job jenny1015! It's a good training for your kids. Someday they will grow up as a deligent person.
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
When a specific task is assigned to me, i'd like to do it right away. I don't like wasting time and i think if i do later i would have less resting time. I always like to start everything in the morning and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing. I have always had that attitude since I was a kid, that's why i prefer morning classes over afternoon classes when i was in kindergarten.
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Hello toni. That's good. You have good attitude towards your job.:).. Keep it up.
@dfollin (12768)
• United States
17 Sep 12
I do try to do everything right away,but it doesn't always happen that way.Sometimes there are things that get in the way,family,friends,medical emergencies,work,school,computer breaking down,car breaking down,the weather,the traffic.........mostly money. But TNT is a good plan and you should always try to do it that way.Your mom was right!
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Hello friend. Yes there are a lot of unexpected events or things might happened and it cause a lot of destructions. I'm hoping that I can stick to this plan..lol.. Thank you
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
17 Sep 12
I am also guilty of this one. I tend to put off something which I can do right now to be tackled on later on. I always thought that I will have enough time to do that so I thought it wouldn't hurt if I justs et it aside for awhile. Then I will find out that I don't have enough time to finish it all and my whole schedule is so messed up. That point sort of made a wake up call for me. From then on, I changed. I am still fond of procrastinating lol, but then I try to organize and make sure that the things I need to do are separated between those "must-do's ASAP" and those which I can still hold off for a bit later. Some people might ask, why put off something, why not just do it all? I do this because I am not sure how long I am going to spend time doing the more important ones. It's just me sort of making sure that other stuff will betaken cared of by making sure I have no other reason to not concentrate on the important stuff at hand.
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
Hello It's good to hear learnig lesson from the past. Yes organizing things are really important so things will be done on time. Same with you I'm still fond of procrastinating but I tried my best to do things right away. Thanks for sharing..:)