Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Get going.
– Sam Levenson
One of my new favourite quotes is by Earl Nightingale – “Don’t give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” It is simple but profound. Easier said than done. This quote was an enormous encouragement to me as I needed to go back work this summer and earn cash, yet on occasion, I was lacking the motivation to do so. I feared it and mulled over it for quite a while before coming to a decision. What I continued letting myself know was, I could lounge around and do nothing or I could go back to work and fund a dream of mine. In any case, the time would pass by and it wouldn’t wait up for me. So since I didn’t want these months to go to waste, I always stuck to my decision, whether I felt like it or not. Amid these months, I was constantly stressed out, however, harder still was the way that I frequently felt that my abilities and time were not appreciated at my workplace. Irrespective of the fact that the experience wasn’t the best for me, the time passed as I was already aware it would. The point I am trying so hard to make is that the time will pass anyway; we may very well put that passing time to the best possible use.
So here are Lessons I Learned:
We put things off when it appears challenging. Instead of rising to the challenge and attending to what matters, we find little, irrelevant exercises and diversions – telling ourselves that we’re getting something else done at least. Time will essentially not sit tight for you to get around to what is truly critical.
Setting things with regards to the future can help us to remember how much things that seem trivial actually matter. The reality of the situation is that every single movement means something vital and surely this is motivation to get up and get going.
The thing that needs doing isn’t going to change. Deep down – and unreasonably – we convince ourselves that some way or another the undertaking will get simpler in the event that it gets tended to in the far-off future. Of course, this isn’t so. In addition to the fact that it is more probable that you will feel stressed out doing it at a later date, yet also there’s a high possibility you won’t wind up doing it well by any means. So, snatch the bull by the horns and, who knows, you may really appreciate the procedure.
Now I want you to ask yourself:
What issues would you say you are putting off today?
What choice/action would you be able to make today?