STOP AND THINK – The wise man does at once…. what the fool does finally. (Baltasar Gracián, 17th century priest, philosopher, and writer)
Is this writer speaking of procrastination, putting off till later what we know we should do right away? Or, is he suggesting that you we can too easily rationalize what we need to do, finding excuses for delay that make us feel comfortable. That is, until it’s really late and we realize we were mistaken and had misjudged the timing. As Nike says, “Just do it.” Now!
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. (Proverbs 1:32)