Actually, the only time you can get anything done is now, it is the moment of action. What you did, and what you will do, belong to the past and the future, which only exist as memory and projection, as thoughts in your mind.
And although this is perfectly obvious, most of us live as if what we will do later is more important than fully engaging in what we are doing now, and we prioritise deciding over doing.
Of course, there are times when you need to plan and reflect, but let me ask you; How often do you really need to be thinking in order to get your job done?
You may be surprised at how often you would be better off with a pinch of thinking and several cups of attention, rather than the other way around.
This is an excerpt from Mindfulness at Work, by Oli Doyle, click the link for more information.