The “thing” is the task that’s been on the back of your mind. It’s been there for a while now. For Days? Weeks? Months? Years?
For me, the “thing” is getting to training on time and drilling. It’s also writing this blog, getting my sleep schedule back on track, and going back and compiling all of my book notes.
We all know what we should be doing, but we rationalize and push it back in favor of more urgent, but ultimately trivial matters like responding to email, doing favors, and running errands.
The “thing” tends to be important, but not urgent.
That’s why it’s so easy to let it slide for another day, which turns into another week, which turns into a month, which turns into years. The next thing you know, you’ve lived your whole life without ever doing the “thing.”
Start doing the “thing” now. Otherwise, you might never do it at all.