by David DeFord
My wife has great patience. I know I’m not easy to be
around. Let me give you an example. It’s eleven at night,
Kathy’s sound asleep and I’m reading. As I read, an idea
pops into my head—something that will require attention.
I jump out of bed, turn out the light, adjust her blankets,
and go down to my office and get started implementing my
Today is better than someday.
I hear from so many people that dream of what they will do
someday. Sometime they will write a book. Sometime they
will research their family history. Someday they will get
serious about living their values, go on a diet, run a 10K,
reconcile with an estranged friend or loved one, start a
There’s no question that we cannot always do everything
we want today. But we can make a plan and work toward
our dreams—today. Waiting only hinders our opportunities.
Delaying action hurts us. Procrastination keeps more
people from living their dreams than any other cause.
Taking action today is a choice. Our obstacles may slow our
progress, or make our dream pursuit more difficult. But,
taking action and procrastinating are still our choices.
What keeps us from taking action today?
- We fear failure.
- We fear the effort.
- We wait for more favorable conditions.
- We get stuck in nonproductive habits (like TV
watching four hours per day.)
What keeps you from taking action today?
You can start by reading a book, taking a class, establishing
contacts, raising funds, or making a written plan.
You may not realize your dream today. But you can take
Today is better than someday.
To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must
do things you have never before done. Richard G. Scott
The antidote to worry is purposeful action. Brian Tracy
The value of a thing lies in the cost of attaining it.
Growth means change, and change involves risk, stepping
from the known to the unknown. George Shinn
To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to
do is swear off having ideas. Leo Burnett
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By the way, there's no hype in that paragraph. That's
exactly how it was.
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