Put off until tomorrow what you could do today

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See, I rewrote it. Sometimes it’s okay to put things off. Sometimes it’s what you need, what you want, what your life demands. Let’s be honest, whoever wrote the original saying of “Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today” was some sort of parent, or teacher, or over-eager ambitious motivator type. They obviously had time on their hands, money in their pockets and brains in their heads. Damn you Benjamin Franklin.

Okay, I’m being facetious. I do believe it’s true…to a point. Let me reiterate, to a point. Decisions should take thought. Not everything you do can be spontaneous. Some of it should be certain, some of it shouldn’t be today…suuurreee everybody deserves a little spontaneity, but if your whole life is based on spur-of-the-moment decisions, well, then it’s chaos. Chaos breeds more chaos and soon you are swimming in a river a chaos that empties into an ocean of chaos and you find yourself holding onto the edge of a life raft on the open end of a bottle of uppers, or downers, or mediumers.

Okay, okay, again I’m being a little overly dramatic. But, there is a time and a place for everything is really what I’m getting at. And sometimes my friends, well, you must be ready.

I just did something for the first time in years. And let me tell you, it felt great and awful and awful and great. I feel more like me, more energetic, more positive, more full of maybes. However, I put it off and off and off because something inside me wasn’t ready. Something inside me wasn’t pushed far enough or hard enough or crazy enough to do it and honestly, something made me stop doing it in the first place.

So ya, maybe I should have done it yesterday, and had I done it yesterday it would have been today. And since I did it today, well yesterday, that would have been tomorrow and if I did it tomorrow, well tomorrow would be today. So, don’t overthink it people, because if you do, you will realize that it’s all just semantics. There may not always be a tomorrow, but as long as you are standing here, there is always a today.

The Ginga Ninja

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