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The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.
-- Elbert Hubbard
 

 

The MONTHLY Motivator - March 2019

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Procrastination

Few people ever say “I’m never going to achieve my dreams.” Instead, everyone says “I’m going to achieve my dreams someday.”

The problem is, there’s really no difference between never and someday. They are exactly the same point in time. Exactly.

You’re awakened at night by the sound of breaking glass. You hear at least two men, maybe more, downstairs, going through all your things. Then you hear heavy footsteps coming up the stairway. You quickly lock the bedroom door and call 911, asking the dispatcher to send the police. What do you want the answer to be? Do you want them to tell you they’re sending the police someday? No. Of course not. You want the police at your home RIGHT NOW. There’s absolutely no difference between “someday” and “never.” In fact, “never” might even be preferable because at least you would know for certain you’re on your own, and would begin to deal with it. But to hear that the police are coming “someday” is completely worthless.

Don’t smash your dreams to pieces by scheduling them for someday. Don’t trash and dishonor all the good stuff you could be creating in your world by throwing it into the “someday” bin. The time you have is right now. It will always be right now. The time to act is right now. You cannot act in the past and you cannot act in the future. You can only act in the moment you’re in.

When you hear yourself saying “someday” let it be your cue to jump into action. If you catch yourself making excuses, putting work off until later, put an immediate stop to that pattern. Grab the nearest available task and get busy.


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--Ralph Marston

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