Mañana Habit - "Mamaya na lang"

The Mañana Habit is something that we have learned from the Spaniards. The word "Mañana" means ‘tomorrow’ or ‘specified future time’ also known as “procrastination” in plain English, “mamaya na” in Filipino.

How it Works:
  1. You need to do something now. 
  2. But then you decide to do it later.
  3. As a result of the delay, you end up not doing it.
  4. Now, you tell yourself or somebody that you will do it tomorrow.
  5. Tomorrow comes. The same cycle happens.
A habit is a pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. No amount of planning or preparation can change this. The only way to change a habit is to replace it with another habit.

My father taught me these words when I was still young:

"Do it now"…"Don’t wait till tomorrow".

At that time, I didn’t see the value of that advice. It was too pushy or overbearing to hear. But then, later on I realized that it was a valuable habit that he was teaching me.

Three Important Words to Remember – Do. It. Now.

(1) Do.
Only action can beat procrastination. Drag your feet if you have to. Starting is the only challenging part. Jump start your way into it.

(2) It.
Face whatever needs to be done. Don’t do anything else. There’s always an excuse that you can say. But don’t give in.

(3) Now.
Not later or in the future. Don’t wait for the perfect time. Even if you don’t feel like doing it. You will appreciate what you did when you reap the benefits.

"Just Do It" is a slogan phrase that was popularized by Nike in one of their marketing campaigns. Right now it has become number two in the Top 10 Slogans of the Century.

It’s a good slogan to remember and practice. Don’t think it. Don’t plan too long. Don’t make excuses.  JUST DO IT!

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