“Can be a more insidious word? “later”, as in I’ll do it later… the diet starts “tomorrow”, the job hunting… that happens “eventually” the pursuit of the life dream that begins “someday” combine with other self-imposed roadblocks and lock us on autopilot” – Jennifer Reed.
How many times has you been caught in a situation that you’ll resolve later, a load of clothes that “can be done tomorrow”, the delay to organize your work area “because you know your mess”… We have all been caught in the trap of procrastination. Someone’s because “can’t find motivation”, others because are “too tired” or are in a “lazy day”.
Poet Carl Sandbug said: “Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you don’t let other people spend it for you”
The first time I read that I was like… WOW!, this IS what I always talk about… when you handwrite a card; THAT will be THE card. You don’t only give an unique piece, you are giving the TIME you spent writing it; and of course the value of the words + the time you decide to spend writing it, make it completely special.
As many others I’ve been guilty of procrastination (boooooo, hey! I’m only a human!). I’m guilty and the ONLY responsible of putting my dreams and goals on hold (that sucks!). I’ve been wasting my coin, because I had a “reason”, i mean, an excuse for everything. This summer has been mystical for me; I made a choice; and I’m living according to it, even on the days “I don’t feel like it”. I took a decision to make my business grow. I know I can make a difference in people’s life, it’s my dream; nobody can live my dream for me.
So, I started moving, making choices, avoiding excuses and I decided to STOP waiting for Inspiration to knock my door. I’m making THIS happen. I started blogging, getting to know more entrepreneurs like me, started taking “risks”, started talking about my business as a business not as a hobby; I’m making choices every day, I’m reading a lot and of course, I’m making a lot of lot’s mistakes and learning from them. I have to say… “no pain no gain”. It’s totally worth it. It has been crazy, but so amazing!! I know I still have lot to learn, lot to explore, lot to read, a lot people to know and a lot mistakes to learn from; but I know I’m in the right path.
I have to tell you, I still have my Full-Time job, I’m a recent home owner, I’m a wife, a mom of a 1 year old and 2 amazing dogs and I’m living and still working toward my dream. I won’t spend another part of my coin letting opportunities pass by, not considering options, not learning… I’m not where I want to be, but where I am, I’m living it; and I’m making decisions to get that goal, and to keep working for the new goals that will come.
I’ve made a choice; I talked to my hubby, who is also my best friend, partner in crime and one of the persons that truly believe I can. I talked to my crazy friend, silly jokes/dances partner, who not only used to play Just Dance with me when I was pregnant with 7 months (It was so fun!) but it happen to be my assistant and little sister, that also believe in me and my “craziness” and in PIB making a difference. I also talked to a few friends… those who knock me back into my senses when I’m going wild without hesitate; and I seek and got all the good vibes and help I can.
I know I’m not alone, YOU are not alone, you just have to START!… WE CAN DO IT!
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