30 Day Trial | Day 15
I want to applaud all of my 30 Day Trial Challengers. Those of you who update everyday and those of you who are silently running along. I appreciate that you are doing this with me and for yourselves. Today I want to talk with you about the second best time to start any endeavor... NOW.
I'm sure all of you have heard this said by someone before, "If not YOU then WHO? If not NOW then WHEN?" I am glad that in one way or another, this challenge has made you say that It will be YOU and while you put it on the line 15 days ago you make it happen NOW!
So how do you live a do it now lifestyle. One of the practices that I do is what I call the 60 Second Decision. When faced with a decision you come up with the 4-5 serious yes or no questions about the situation. If someone is asking you to make this decision then pose your questions to them. If it is an internal decision then ask yourself. Be honest and direct in your answers to yourself. Once you have you answers than decide and get moving. The greatest cause of failure is inactivity. Analysis Paralysis is a very real thing. Don't let it get you. I'll close off by sharing my 2nd favorite decision from The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews
I Am A Person Of ActionBeginning today, I will create a new future by creating a new me. No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity. I can do nothing about the past. My future is immediate. I will grasp it in both hands and carry it with running feet. When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something, I will always choose to act! I seize this moment. I choose now.
I am a person of action. I am energetic. I move quickly. Knowing that laziness is a sin, I will create a habit of lively behavior. I will walk with a spring in my step and a smile on my face. The lifeblood rushing through my veins is urging me upward and forward into activity and accomplishment. Wealth and prosperity hide from the sluggard, but rich rewards come to the person who moves quickly.
I am a person of action. I inspire others with my activity. I am a leader. Leading is doing. To lead, I must move forward. Many people move out of the way for a person on the run; others are caught up in his wake. My activity will create a wave of success for the people who follow. My activity will be consistent. This will instill confidence in my leadership. As a leader, I have the ability to encourage and inspire others to greatness. It is true: An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep!
I am a person of action. I can make a decision. I can make it now. A person who moves neither left nor right is destined for mediocrity. When faced with a decision, many people say they are waiting for God. But I understand, in most cases, God is waiting for me! He has given me a healthy mind to gather and sort information and the courage to come to a conclusion. I am not a quivering dog, indecisive and fearful. My constitution is strong and my pathway clear. Successful people make their decisions quickly and change their mind slowly. Failures make their decisions slowly and change their mind quickly. My decisions come quickly, and they lead to victory.
I am a person of action. I am daring. I am courageous. Fear no longer has a place in my life. For too long, fear has outweighed my desire to make things better for my family. Never again! I have exposed fear as a vapor, an impostor who never had any power over me in the first place! I do not fear opinion, gossip, or the idle chatter of monkeys for all are the same to me. I do not fear failure, for in my life, failure is a myth. Failure only exists for the person who quits. I do not quit. I am courageous. I am a leader. I seize this moment. I choose now.I Am A Person Of Action.
Go Go Go
PS. In case you were wondering what the best time to start something is RIGHT NOW!