Procrastinate Giving Up

When you feel like nothing is working and you’re all out of ideas, don’t throw in the towel just yet. Postpone giving up to a later date, and try it again tomorrow.

When you feel like you’ve tried everything to repair the friendship, put off walking away, and give it another shot. And then another.

When you feel like taking a day off instead of going to the gym, give yourself a pass for tomorrow—but make yourself work out today.

If you suddenly feel like turning in your resignation and changing jobs, put the thought on the back burner and give yourself permission to take action in a month, if you still feel that way.

Emotions are fleeting, but the ramifications of decisions made because of emotions are not. Be wary of the hype around impulsive boldness; have the courage to think and act slowly and deliberately.