Thinking about putting off what we have on our to-do list? If we are actually at the point where we’ve got this thought in mind, we’re already halfway down the road to making excuses for why now is just not the best time to get moving. Even though we know, instinctively, that we’re telling ourselves a fib, we often are tempted to just keep on making up reasons for our inability to get off the dime.
It’s time for a little truth here. The time for doing is now. It’s not yesterday or tomorrow or next year but right now, at this very moment.
In fact, there’s no time that could possibly be better.
Consider that taking too long to contemplate an action is only delaying the inevitable, or setting ourselves up for failure. Neither one of these is a very good potential outcome, correct?
Talk, they say, is cheap. Well, sometimes it comes off that way, as we let all manner of words jumble past our lips, never really giving them much thought. We may even talk ourselves into or out of something. We’re that glib with words.
Let’s stop all this talking and get busy doing.
Need a little more motivation? Is it feeling a bit too tough to give up all our hard-won procrastinating skills? What about those goals we so desperately want to achieve? Do we think they’ll somehow magically fall into our lap all completed and ready for us to claim?
Not hardly and not anytime soon, folks. Nope, the only way to get what we’re after is to put together a plan, work it, rework it, and keep going until we succeed. Even if we fall somewhat short, we gain when we learn from the experience.
To make it easier, look over the list of goals that we’ve got. Which ones appear to offer us the most reasonable chance to succeed? That’s where we should start. It doesn’t matter if the goal is small. In fact, that may be the best choice to get us going. Small doesn’t mean insignificant. A goal that we want to achieve is the prerequisite. Getting it done is what it takes to achieve.
Getting going is what starts the whole process.
Living the good life in recovery means to keep moving, to keep taking action toward our goals, never stopping, never giving up. In this, we’re like sharks that have to keep moving in order to live. When they stop, they die. Now, we won’t really expire if we don’t take action, but we won’t really be living, either.
Take this advice to the bank (of recovery) and share it often so it can grow. The time for doing is now. There are plenty of choices available to us to select, so pick one and get moving.