The bad news about the future (DW#569)
Mar 28, 2019
Have you ever told yourself that you don’t have time this week to do what matters but you will for sure next week? Next week you will be organized and have more time. Next week, things will magically work out and what distracts you today, will surely sort itself out next week.
It turns out that this is a very common human tendency. We tend to overestimate the time that we will have in the future.
The line from the musical Annie comes to mind: Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow. You are always a day away . . .
As lovely and positive as that thought may be, the reality, it turns out, it quite different. We are no more organized the next day than we are today. Tomorrow is likely to be just like today. We will be busy and distracted and have a long list of urgent things that will crowd out the important.
So our future will be just like our present. Unless we do something different. And start taking action on what matters. Not tomorrow and not next week.
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