When you tell yourself, that I’ll do this ‘later’, what are you actually telling yourself?
In simple terms, it means that you don’t want to do that something right now and you’ll do it at a later point of time.
Although, if you break it down, it means, that certain something isn’t a priority for you to take care of it right now.
Well, in that terms, what is the priority of that thing on a scale of 1 – 5? 1 being the highest and 5 being the lowest.
Well, if its anything beyond a 3, then the probability of you taking on that thing at a later point of time seems unlikely.
A simple reason is because, one, its not that important to you, second, on a day-to-day basis or a weekly basis, there will be something that is going to replace things on the priority scale of 1 and 2.
On the basis of which, things beyond 3 aren’t going to be taken care of at all.
What’s the alternative?
Either take on only one or two things at a time, so there’s no point of pushing something to ‘later’.
Or being well-organized to a point that you complete that entire list of 1 – 5, irrespective of how many other tasks or things come on to your plate.