24 And in one place they were heard to cry, saying: O that we had repented before this great and terrible day, and then would our brethren have been spared, and they would not have been burned in that great city Zarahemla.
25 And in another place they were heard to cry and mourn, saying: O that we had repented before this great and terrible day, and had not killed and stoned the prophets, and cast them out; then would our mothers and our fair daughters, and our children have been spared, and not have been buried up in that great city Moronihah. And thus were the howlings of the people great and terrible.
(3 Nephi 8:24-25)
A useful antidote for procrastination is the recognition that you may later regret not taking action today. When we have something important to do, particularly when it involves repentance, such as breaking a bad habit, asking forgiveness, or forgiving someone who has wronged us, Satan’s first tactic is to persuade us that we don’t really need to do it at all. If we resist that temptation, his next tactic is to persuade us that we can do it later, that it can wait. If he can get us to delay long enough, the outcome is the same as if we had decided not to take the action in the first place.
Today, I will act upon the guidance I received during General Conference this past weekend. I will do the things I know my Heavenly Father wants me to do. I will not delay until tomorrow what I can do today.