In defense of doing things last-minute

Can you answer yes to any of these questions:

  • Do you buy your Valentines on Feb. 14th?
  • Are you putting off your taxes until closer to April 18th?
  • Do you play football for the Kansas City Chiefs?

Then you might be the kind of person who accomplishes things at the last minute. Granted, if you played for the Chiefs, you’d also have a nice big Super Bowl ring to show for it, but the sentiment remains.

In this ever-quickening digital age, we can accomplish more faster than ever – and at times it can seem as though procrastination is encouraged if not enabled. However, in my line of work, the focus is on planning ahead, because as we all know, having a plan in place helps you to be better prepared for when life’s unexpected ups and downs arrive.

The key word here is prioritization. You must know what can be put off until later and what you should do right now. I’ve included some curated articles this week that can help you do that. Read, share, and reach out if I can further assist you in any way.

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