I had a conversation with one of the guys on our team recently. He said something along the lines of “but this only takes a couple of hours, we have plenty of time, why worry?”. If you want to reach a bigger goal, all small decisions count.
You can either use any available window to work on your big goal, or actually procrastinate and do something that is not related to your big goal. Yes, I know the stuff on the side looks shiny. Yes, I really want this feature. Yes, I know we should also be thinking about this Very Important Project right now.
You might feel tempted to take a little detour now, because the deadline is not there yet and you are feeling confident, but don’t let this fool you.
We need more laser focus.
I know you have something on your mind right now. Don’t do it.