Procrastination is natural. When a difficult task lies in front of you, it's understandable that you'll be inclined to put it off. Unfortunately, the longer you wait, the harder the task can become. The same goes for secrets. For instance, a tidbit of information that you swear you'll share with a friend or loved one. It can end up being stored away for years, creating a bigger and bigger problem and an unnecessary daily concern for you. There may be pain in sharing the secret but the sooner the pain is felt, the sooner the healing process can begin.
Of course, there are limits to this approach. Let's say you have a sexually transmitted disease. Anyone you plan to become intimate with has a right to know as soon as possible. But is it necessary to share this information on every first date? Unless that date begins to turn physical, you're probably best saving the secret until later. Otherwise, your dates will never have a chance to get to know you and you'll be left with a string of awkward and extremely brief dating experiences [source: Taylor].