Saving that bottle of great wine for a special occasion … but each time, setting it aside waiting for the NEXT great occasion? Don’t take time to visit special places and landmarks in your own city because you’re busy now but soon, you’ll have more time?
The NY Times recently published a story, The Psychology Behind Putting Off what can be Enjoyed Now“, referring to recent studies exploring our strange impulse to put off what can be enjoyed today to another day. Not a good habit of ours ….
The story concludes with a reminder of the advice given in the movie, Sideways, to Miles who has been holding onto a ’61 Cheval Blanc so long it’s in danger of going bad. Of course, he ways he’s waiting for a special occasion but his friend Maya deftly responds: “The day you open a ’61 Cheval Blanc? That’s the special occasion.”
Carpe diem, my friends. Now!