Tag Archives: Anais Nin

Now I begin

“So many fail because they don’t get started — they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.”   W. Clement Stone

What are your top 10 excuses?   Yes, those pesky things that explain away all the reasons why something could have been done.

1. It was too hard.

2. It wasn’t the right time.

3. I was feeling well enough.

4. I overslept.   (the alarm didn’t go off)

5. I couldn’t find the keys to the car

6. There was too much traffic

The list is much longer than that.

What is your list of favorite excuses?  What is the excuse you’ve heard?

Why do excuses matter in the first place?   What reason do excuses serve?

“Nunc coepi” or “Now I begin”  suggests a life that isn’t littered with excuses.   Nunc coepi suggests a life where you take 100% responsibility for everything in your life.   It starts with an attitude that I am responsible and not circumstances or any other reason why you couldn’t.

Everyday is a new day to start over and start with a fresh outlook on life.   Who will be in charge today, the excuse or the powerful you?    If the alarm didn’t go off admit that you didn’t set it properly.   For almost every reason what something “can’t” happen there is a reason that it could happen.

Identify the critical things in your life.  What is being left up to chance?   Does the alarm clock have a battery in case the power goes off?   Is the battery charged?   There are simple things to do in most cases to avoid having simple things cause big problems.

Jeff Olson the author of “The Slight Edge” says the secret to success begins with your philosophy.     It doesn’t take a lot, it just takes a little each day to reshape the results you are getting.   It takes practice to get better.

“Nunc coepi”,  Now I begin.    Begin to take charge of your world.   Keep the little excuses from becoming big excuses.    Take small steps to increase your success in life and begin today.

What will you start doing:

1. Will you start eating a healthy diet?

2. Will you start exercising?

3. Will you start balancing your life so that you have the time to do the things that hold the most value?

4. Will you start improving yourself?

5. Will you start saving money?

6. Will you start restoring and improving relationships?

7. Will you start being more of who you are?

What will you start today?   When will you begin?

“Nunc coepi” … what is your “Nunc coepi”?

“The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.’  Anais Nin

design your future

What are you driven to do?   What ideas, concepts, dreams or thoughts just cause an increase in the flow of adrenaline in your heart?

We all have something that we are really good at.  Many times the dream is undiscovered or lying undercover waiting for it to be unwrapped and released.   All too often those dreams are not being realized because there is no courage to go with the dream.

A dream without action is more like a cloud.  A few wisps floating in the air and the moment you realize that something should be done the opportunity is gone.  A dream has to be worked on, beat on, sweat on, believed in, churned, refined, and lived.   When you live your dream you will live life.

Years and years ago I had a dream.   The dream was locked into the heart and mind and nothing was going to deter that dream from being realized.   The opportunity would not have existed if no action was taken.   The opportunity had to be created and that meant sacrificing one thing to get another.    The dream was fulfilled.    In the space of time that it took to execute on the dream I had the chance to talk to people and they said, “I wish I were younger and then I could have done that.”    

Living a dream takes courage, it takes action, and it takes commitment.

What are you committed to?

Do you have a dream that you are longing for?

Do you have the courage to live your dream?

What steps would you have to take to begin living your dream?

 

Anais Nin

“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”