I read a story just the other day about a man that was a helper of the devil, his was named procrastination. The devil was looking for a plan and someone to carry out that plan to destroy people and their hopes and dreams, so he interviews a few of his helpers Lust, Anger,Greed and a few others, but he did not like their plans until he came to Procrastination. His plan/job was to come to earth and tell the people that they are good and they have a purpose, and that the plans they are making to build or start things would only work if all things were perfect and the timing was right.
Procrastination would say that if you do this now with out being totally in order it will not be good enough.He created all kinds of images and thoughts in their minds of what would or could happen if they did not wait and put all their ducks in good order. All conditions are not right at this time to start any thing. So the people put off doing the things and as time when on there was never a time that any thing got done.
That little story hit home on a lot of levels for me, I let procrastination’s thinking hinder things in my life sometimes. I put off doing something because I don’t think it is the right time to do this or that. I let little things get in the way. There are times I say I have to build a network of people first before I can add things.
I can see that sometimes in others as well. They say soon as I get enough money I will go on that trip or they say the market is not right to build or there are so many other people doing the same thing as I want to do and about the same subject. I also hear others say that they are about to do something and they let other things come in the way of what they were about to do. Or they will wait until they are less tired or get a better job. If we do not do it, it will never get done! All the pieces may never come together for the right time.
The time is now to start to do any thing you want to do. It may not be perfect and yes you may have to go back and redo something but you did it and by doing it you learned what other steps and other changes have to be made.
Have you ever put off doing something and found that it is really hard to get back to doing it, even if the thing is so easy to do?
Procrastination he/it is a dangerous thing, he will never let you do anything if it is put of until another days comes. You have taken a hundred steps around that easy thing when it only took one step to get it done. You can have the best of intentions but if you don’t just get in there and do it. You will be running around in circle until it is done. and then it may never get done. and fear sets in. Fear of the unknown fear of not being good enough, fear of not being perfect.
if you want to be successful then you have to do the things now, don’t wait. As they say time waits for no man, it will be gone just like that. The right time is now.
Oh but let me also say this. You can make plans and follow though with them step by step. I don’t want any one thinking that they should just run and jump without any plan or design, or any thought put into it. Take my self as an example I jumped right into, writing this blog, I had a thought and a purpose, but how to do it and what it takes to keep it moving and then all the other parts and learning curves there are. I just had to put my two feet in it and go for it. I know it is not perfect. and I know there are so many things I need to still do to this site. but I know these are in the works, and I am taking steps to get it in order. You should too! You can’t get ready to live you have to live! Get it done! Now please!! Smile
I have not written any thing in a while. I had other things that I had to take control of first in my life and these things I deemed more important to me. So I took time for them. and now I can come back and play with this part of my life more. A sense of well-being is also key. If things are falling apart around you. you do have to stop and take care of them first..
I do love writing in this blog telling and sorting my thoughts out loud. and everyday that I was a way I missed doing so. this little story was my way back into what I like doing. Sure time away can hurt you but. I am not perfect and I do fight with procrastination, and fear is a friend of mine as well. However, I am also brave. Smile
As always a quote to close this post that I think fits in someway.
“Feed the soil first. If you do not, even the sun and water of the most vibrant spring will bring forth only a poor seedling”.