Begin It Now

There’s no time like the present, as the old saying goes. And in a very real sense the present moment is all we have. The past is gone, the future not yet here and none of us knows what our lifetime ration of moments may be. So we have the present moment.

I am a thinker and a dreamer. A planner of great plans. I am also a prime procrastinator. Always put off till tomorrow that which would be better started today is my undesired but deeply engrained motto. It’s not what I would write if I sat to write a motto but sadly it is written in my veins.

There are many problems with being a prime procrastinator. Deadlines missed, fines incurred, opportunities missed. Why would you choose to do that to yourself? You wouldn’t. It is not a conscious decision. It is a behavior born of fear.

Nameless, unspecific fear. Fear of revealing too much of yourself and realizing you don’t like what you see. Fear of really going for it and failing. If you don’t ever really try you can’t ever really fail.

But if you never really try you can never really succeed either. And you can learn a million times more from an honest failure than from a cowardly act of self sabotage. And if you really try, and really allow yourself to learn along the way then eventually, at some point, success is guaranteed.

All you have to do is stop playing the procrastination game. Take your dream and begin it now.

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