Do Date

Seeking information and guidance is useful up to a point.

At first, it’s well-intentioned: you look for information to make an informed decision. Sounds reasonable.

Eventually, it becomes a stalling tactic: you seek information because it allows you to justify postponing a decision or action.

I just need more information, that’s all.

It helps to establish a Do Date — not the date that something needs to be done by, but the date that you commit to making a decision or taking action.

Giving yourself all the time in the world to start is one way to ensure that you don’t.



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William Liao

William Liao


Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (