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Just do it! (with apologies to Nike)

Thursday, 5 November, 2009

Daffodil budHow many times do you hear yourself say “if only I had more time” or “I’ll get to that tomorrow”? It is so hard to juggle many different projects; especially as a business owner with the myriad responsibilities that come with the territory. I find myself struggling to get through tasks some days, and other days I wonder just what the heck I actually did with the whole day! It is a strange balancing act, but sometimes you just have to DO IT!

Instead of saying, “I wish I could…”, sometimes you just have to take action. Don’t put it off. Don’t make excuses. Call the person you have been meaning to call, tackle that pile of papers, start cecking things off your ‘to do’ list. The sense of accomplishment far outweighs any anxiety that you may have about tackling the task in the first place.

I know a lot of the time, this is easier said than done. Mood, energy levels, family commitments etc etc can get in the way, but I have come to realise that they only come in the way if you let them. You are the only one who can take charge of your life and decide how you want to respond. You often can’t control what happens, but you can control how you react. Why wait until it is too late?

SO my challenge to you is to do one thing, just one thing RIGHT NOW that you have been putting off. For me, it’s doing some book keeping and marking midterms, so my promise is to do those today. What will you do?

I leave you with a fantastic quote from Psychoanalyst Carl Jung: “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”