Do you ever need motivation to reach your goals? Earl Nightingale said, “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
I am a perfectionist. It is really sad. Really. I often find myself not doing things because I think I can’t do them right or because I think I don’t have enough time to do them right. Procrastination is my downfall. This blog is a classic example. I have always wanted to do this! So I sat down and laid out a plan for my blog. I spent lots of time on it too! Lots of time. It was a super plan, elaborate, but simple enough that anyone could do it. I wanted to share my knowledge with the world, so I thought about how I would do it, and I put a plan together. Well, a few weeks ago I found those plans. I was looking for something and came across the very notebook that I had filled with scribbles and outlines. It was full of drawings and notes I had jotted down. I had written journal entries about why I was doing it and what my goals were. Then I saw it. It was right there at the top of the page. I was sick. I wrote all of those plans SIX YEARS AGO!!! Six years have gone by, and I remember writing all of those things like I had just done it yesterday. Time has flown by!! And I have no excuse for not having followed through with my plans except for the fact that I am such a perfectionist, and I thought it would never be good enough, so I kept putting it off. And that brings me to the point of this post.
If you have a goal or plan… If you have an idea that you just know will work… If you know that you will be good at something… DO IT NOW!!! You can do it, and in six years look back and see how far you have come. Or you can *not* do it, and in six years look back with regret, thinking of how far you *could* have come. Simple enough, right? Simple enough.
Whatever your vision is, go make it happen. Perhaps you want to lose weight or be more healthy. Maybe you have a business idea. Or maybe you want to feed the hungry and clothe the poor. Maybe you want to be a missionary overseas. Maybe you want to run for public office. Maybe you’re like me, and you just want to start a blog! Whatever it is, you will never reach your goals if you don’t start taking steps in that direction.
Now GO!! Do your thing!