Blow Your Mind Monday's Volume 4
Take action. Now!
Remember when you were saying to yourself, “I would do that if I could find the time.”
Well, you got your wish. So what are you going to do with it?
Take Decisive Action. NOW!
You have the opportunity to make some real progress today, but you have to begin right now.
Sure, the day’s obligations may give you pause, but you know you’ve been putting this off for far too long already. You’ve heard the old adage, "Time is the most valuable resource we have. So, why waste it? "
I’m here to give you a little tough love. The sad truth is there are far too many people right now that don’t have the opportunity to take action, that are fighting for their lives. God forbid that’s you, but the truth is it’s going to happen sooner or later.
The wisest among us actually use their mortality as a guide. It’s only a downer if you don’t see its value. It is a tool to create priority and meaning. What you have now, time, is a gift. Death doesn’t make life pointless. As a matter of fact, it makes life more meaningful, more purposeful.
The great philosopher, Seneca, said, “Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. … The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.”
So, will you look back and be proud of yourself or look back and wish you had taken action?
What will help you most is taking that first step. Getting some work done. Make this day one you will be thankful for because you made productive use of its time. Then, rinse and repeat.
When your efforts have given you some good momentum, double down.
But…and yes, I truly mean this, you don’t need to burn yourself out doing everything all at once. Step by step, day by day - Great show by the way.
You don’t need to work so hard you lose sight of who you are. Remember, to have balance. Even Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba, Rest In Peace, had balance. One of the most well-known action takers of all time, he trained early mornings so he could spend time with his Wife and Kids later in the day.
Make some progress and then give yourself some time to just be. That’s OK! Sure you can make progress more quickly by wearing yourself out, but you can enjoy much more progress long term if you pace yourself. Go fast enough to get it done, but slow enough to endure.
It’s not an all or nothing. It's something. Do something.
Take Decisive action.