“We intend to take action when the idea strikes us. We
intend to do something when the emotion is high. But if
we don’t translate that intention into action fairly soon,
the urgency starts to diminish. A month from now the
passion is cold. A year from now it can’t be found. “
Tomorrow … that is when I’ll start, tomorrow. It is easy to put off for another day, another week, another month, another year the things you would like to do. Somehow something else slips in the way. Maybe it is a good TV show that you really like to watch. Of course it is easier to watch the show than to exercise. Maybe tomorrow.
Tomorrow never arrives. It is a placeholder in our lives, it is an excuse to put off the hard work it takes to really make the difference in your life. I’ve met a lot of people who have put off today the thing that would make their life better. I’ll get to it tomorrow. Eventually after many years the stories change from the things I did to the things I could have done. “Only if …, only if I had more time …, only if I had more money, only if I was in shape, only if I knew more, only if …”
The “only if” story is the story about putting off today and believing it will be done tomorrow. Really, tomorrow! Is it really going to start tomorrow.
One of the greatest regrets that people have is that they “didn’t” go for it when they could have. That means taking action on the idea when you are passionate about it. Waiting for tomorrow for most people means not doing it at all.
A great idea can’t wait for tomorrow. Take action today.
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. ” Robert Browning