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If you had to name something that you often complain about, I’d bet that it’s time. Maybe the lack of it. Or the fact that it rushes by too quickly.
But, just how much time are you giving away?
“Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled.” ~ Edward Young
Are you a procrastinator?
Do you ever get that feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach when you realise how much time has slipped passed without you taking action? Or that familiar panic knot in your chest when you think of a looming deadline?
If you’re nodding your head, you’re not alone. It’s no wonder you feel that way.
You’re forced into so many roles – and are pressured from countless angles. It’s no wonder you feel overwhelmed and overstretched. And fed up.
Your Big Dreams
With a stack of fires to put out each day your actions are probably chaotic and inconsistent. You’re spreading yourself too thinly to make progress in any particular area. And all of the work you are doing, jumping from one thing to the next, is not really aligned with your goals.
Hmm goals. When did you last sit down and assess those big dreams?
With so much running around and feeling blurgh you probably haven’t thought about your dreams for a while. It’s easier to shelve them for now.
Truly, you don’t even know where to begin.
The thought of starting paralyses you. But just imagine how you’ll feel if you wait til you’re on your deathbed to think about the dreams you didn’t try to persue.
It’s okay – I’m not here to make you feel bad. And trust me, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Inspire Yourself To Take Action
You can train yourself to take action on the things that matter – and it’s much simpler than you might imagine.
- Let yourself feel the pull of your dreams. Listen to the calling. Don’t worry if it’s not immediately apparent. Perhaps you can tune in and listen through prayer, in the shower, on a walk, in meditation, journalling or doodling.
- Sift through any ideas that came up and choose just one area of your life to transform or just one goal to move towards. Don’t overthink it. Ask yourself, which one comes first. You’ll know.
- Fully accept that you don’t need to know exactly how you will get there right now. ‘You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.’ Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Then, decide what physical action you can take today, or even in the next ten minutes to assist you in reaching that goal.
- Got an answer? Do it.
Don’t Overthink It
It really is as simple as that. No need to overanalyse or draw up rigid plans. Mistakes are part of the process, and are nothing to fear.
Don’t focus on the details nor the end result. Just take one step, the smallest of tiptoes is enough. Because you’re moving!
And then look for the next smallest step, and do that too.
Keep on taking tiny steps everyday, without overthinking it.
And as you start to move forwards, energy will grow. Momentum will build. Inspiration will flow.
Before you know it, the next step will start to become clear. And you’ll be off, rolling in your chosen direction.
Life is fleeting. And we need you to reach your potential.
So please, don’t wait.
Take action today.