If you’re like me, there are probably a lot of projects and next actions that you’ve put off until “tomorrow,” “Monday,” “next week,” or “next month.” Well, time for celebration! Those moments, all of them simultaneously, have finally arrived! How exciting! The moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here! At last, I can start Getting Things Done!!! Oh, Boy!!!
I ask myself this question and invite you to do the same: How is today different than the day I decided to put off taking the actions I knew needed taking?
- Do I have more time? (No. Pretty much the same 24 hours each day that I’ve always had.)
- Do I have more motivation? (Not really. I still don’t “feel” like getting started.)
- Do I have more information? (Yes. I did a lot of on-line research into the reasons why I procrastinate and came across this really good book. Once I finish it, I’ll have more insight into what I need to do to get started.)
- Do I have a better approach? (Actually, I’m in the middle of totally re-vamping my GTD system. In fact, I’m beta testing this new application and I think it’s really cool…just need to make a few more tweaks…)
My answers to these questions are all pretty much BS excuses. They are true, but they are still BS. Honestly, the only thing that really has changed is my level of stress as deadlines grow closer, my level of anxiety as I continue to avoid dealing with “insert name.” Oh, and add to this list the number on the scale. I’m sure that’s changed, too (and not in direction I was hoping for).
I can’t help but wonder how my life would be different if made the decision…the COMMITMENT to stop putting it off long ago.
If you are reading this, we have something in common, you and I. We have both been blessed with another day. Although it wasn’t promised to us, we have been given the gift of more time to do what needs to be done. We have been given another chance. Regardless of today’s circumstances, regardless of our BS excuses, let’s not let this chance pass us by…
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This life will make you laugh
This life will make you cry
This life will make you wonder
If there’s a God in this blue sky
This life will tell you lies
That can lead you to the truth
But what you get from this life
Depends on what it gets from you
This life will make you dance
This life will make you sing
This life will make you blinded
With all its bright and shiny things
This life will give you chances
That you don’t take and let pass by
This life will give you dreams
That you don’t live and just let die
Oh, the time is now I need to wake up from this sleep
I’ve got commitments to make, I’ve got promises to keep
Life is short, so while there’s breath in me still
I promise myself that in this life I will