Why Today Trumps Tomorrow

My Journey in Moving Away from Daily Procrastination

7 min readSep 14, 2018


“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” — Christopher Parker

I was the queen of procrastination because I felt I deserved it. I was successful, hard working and consistent, but I also consistently let myself down daily.

I would create these ridiculous lists: goals for the day, week, month and year.

I would always only complete a third of each list and I grew frustrated. I tried to see the positive, that I was still accomplishing some of my goals, but I wanted more. I wanted to be more consistent.

“Procrastination is the thief of time.” — Edward Young

I have started to become more consistent by not focusing on tomorrow, but only on today.

I only think about the day at hand, as though my life will disappear tomorrow. It is weird, but it works.

I focus on eating right, getting my work done and being as nice as possible, today, and not even giving tomorrow a moment’s thought.

“My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that’s procrastination.” — Ron Cooper

I am still working at this, but here are a few things which have truly helped me stay focused:

I meditate daily.

I know, I know, everyone talks about meditation and you are sick of it, but listen! I am not the hippie dippie type, but when I meditate all of my stress becomes so trivial. I worry minimally, if at all, about my upcoming presentation or chairing a meeting. I just focus on doing the best I can and realize that this is a blip in life; if I stutter in a meeting, who really cares?

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment…




I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others.