Time Management Tip: The Best Time to Plant a Tree

Image of a large tree, photography by R. IsipToday’s time management tip offers some food for thought…

Here’s an interesting question for you — when’s the best time to plant a tree?

In the springtime after the frost?

At the end of the summer going into the fall?

Right after you’ve dug a hole in the ground large enough to house a sapling?

I’m no tree expert, but the answer to this question might shock you.

Actually, the question and answer are part and parcel of an old Chinese proverb:

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.

The second best time is now.”

Time is relative.

It’s here one moment and gone the next.

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All the more reason to grasp and make the most of the time you do have.

Whatever project you are thinking of starting, whatever inkling of an urge or a flickering of a thought floating your mind, don’t wait and don’t delay. Act upon your thoughts! Do it now.

You’ll be that much closer to your goal and well on your way to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Now to you…what project have you been meaning to start but have been putting off for sometime? Will you get started on it today? Leave a comment below and join in the conversation!

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Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based professional organizer and productivity consultant who helps people get organized so they can stress less, have more fun, and be happier at home. Her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 3 Smart Steps to Organizing Your Home, by clicking here.