My motto definitely could be, “Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow?” However, I think even that may not make clear my procrastination problem. One example comes to mind, and this happened a few months ago (I have procrastinated writing about it until now). I came home from work one day to find that the brand-new telephone book had been left on my driveway. I grabbed it and, not knowing where to put it, decided to open my front door, throw it on my foyer floor and decide what to do with it later. So I did.
It landed on top of last year’s phone book.
That’s right. Last year's phone book sat on my foyer floor for an entire year. I had no idea it was there that long. I guess I would look at it and think to myself that I “would have to address that later”. And, somehow, “later” became twelve months. At least I finally had a place for it: the recycling bin.
So I guess my motto should be, “Why do today what you could further procrastinate and not even do tomorrow, or really ever, unless you are forced to?”