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Procrastination, Overcoming Inertia ... and Just Doing It!

Every now and then I will write a blog that references Kit Grant, the Director of Comfort Zone Infiltration. Kit has an irreverent but pragmatic way of looking at life and I always enjoy his newsletters. The following is one of his latest on the topic of procrastination.

“Someday is not a day of the week.” … Michelle Cederberg

How many times have we said, “I’ll get to it someday” or “Someday I’ll do that”? It’s been said that the road to success is marked with many tempting parking places and procrastination knows them all.

Make November the month you get at least two things done you have been putting off for some time waiting for “someday”. The sense of accomplishment will be worth it and you’ll also prove to yourself you can really do whatever you want to do simply by taking the appropriate action.

While my topic is related to procrastination … I think it is more rooted in a “fear”, perhaps of the unknown or maybe just of change.

Here is the thing … you only get one life, so do something with it!

If you have always wanted to take dance lessons … then do it.
If you have had a burning desire to learn a martial art … then do it.
If you have wanted to travel … then do it.
If you want a career change … then do it.

Start small … take steps towards your goal. Like the old saying goes …How do you eat an elephant? The answer is …one bite at a time! The elephant seems like a daunting task … but everyone can manage bites!

Thanks Kit for giving me a topic for today’s blog.

I’ll finish with one of my favorite quotes … which I use often! (I have a birthday card that my mom sent me 6 years ago sitting on my shelf with this saying on it!)

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today” … James Dean.