I remember being in the 3rd year of university and attending a course about networking.
You know what I mean, TCP/IP, UDP, packets, network topologies, etc.
The course instructor just published a good book on the topic and most of his students, including me, bought it.
He was pleased that his book was popular and selling well but he had a word of warning for us.
Start reading it today. Do not wait until tomorrow, or next week, or next month. You are taking the networking course now, so the time cannot be better. Anything that you read in the book will improve your computer education and also help with the course’s end exam. And after finishing the book, you can put it aside and move on to the next one, and then on to the next one. Read it now because next week you will be interested in more and more books. You don’t want this book to be just a part of a pile of books that no one ever reads and that simply collects dust.
This advice seemed logical, but I did not read the book. I kept it for a while on the bookshelf and then threw it away. But “do it today” stayed with me. What is the big deal with “do it today“?
Tomorrow, next week and next month do not exist now.
Every day that we live is today.
If you’re thinking about going to the gym today, or taking your dog to the beach or improving your relationship with your kid or wife, today is the moment to do it.
There are no distractions in “today”, so just focus on what’s important to you and simply step into it. Do not delay, do not leave it for tomorrow or next week.
Remember the Rocky 3 movie?
Rocky just lost his world boxing title to Clubber Lang, and Apollo, his old rival, tries to get him back to training. But Rocky is not into it yet: