When I’m at the Palo Alto Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings, I often see the usually-well-groomed residents of my affluent town looking very different. Stubble and baseball caps abound.
It seems so natural…which is exactly why we should question it.
Why don’t we get dressed immediately when we wake up? Why do we wait until the day is well underway?
After mulling it over and not coming up with any good answers, I decided to change my morning routine. Now, right after I get up, I shave, brush my teeth, wash my face, comb my hair, and get into my day clothes.
I feel great. I’m more awake, I’m readier for the day, and there’s no chance that some entrepreneur will see me at the Farmer’s Market and think, “Man, that guy is a slob.”
Now I’m on the lookout for other such opportunities. Can you think of any other ways you can profitably substitute immediate action for procrastination?