another key to maximizing 2013 is don’t wait to begin. do it now! three words that will change your life – do it now. there will never be an ideal circumstance to start on that change, to make that growth, to work on that development. do it now. don’t wait to begin.
ecclesiastes 11.4 (tlb), if you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.
a phrase that many of us use in putting off till later is “when things settle down...” they’re not going to settle down! that’s called life! it’s not going to settle down.
if you’re out there using that as an excuse – when things settle down, i’m going to start having a daily quiet time and read my bible every day – you’re never going to do it. you learn to read your bible when things are unsettled.
“when things settle down, i’m going to spend more time with my kids” – they’ll be grown and gone! that’s when things will settle down. because they’re causing the unsettledness. you’ve got to spend time with your kids when things aren’t settled down.
“i’m going to reestablish that connection with my wife/husband and we’re going to work on our romance.” if you wait until things settle down, your love life will die on the vine.
life must be enjoyed under imperfect circumstances. whatever you’re going to do that you want to do, get on with it now! because things are not going to settle down until you’re in the coffin.
stop waiting for that perfect day. one root, if not the primary root, of procrastination is perfectionism. perfectionism produces paralysis. i can’t get anything done because i’m waiting for that perfect moment to start the project i’ve always wanted to start, to begin the hobby i’ve always wanted to begin, to learn the skill that i’ve always wanted to learn. if you don’t do it now, you’re probably not going to do it. life goes on! do it now.
just a thought from the front porch…