There is a saying that you should never put off till tomorrow what can be done today. Generally this is true, but not always. There are some things in life that get easier if you give them a little time to marinate (scrubbing that pot). Some tasks will disappear entirely if you let them – think about the number of times a workplace issue has resolved itself by you not getting involved right away.
The temptation for high achievers is to jump on any issue, right away – no matter the size or significance. But that might not be the best response in every situation. Sometimes letting an issue sit for a day or two can help unearth more information, or give someone the time to help themselves. Unless it’s truly urgent and important, consider the option of doing nothing for a day or two. You might just save yourself a lot of time and effort in the process.
Sometimes no move is a move.