“A journey of a thousand miles
must begin with a single step.”
— Lao Tzu
I’ve talked with a lot of people who were going to do something but put it off because they thought it was too big, too hard, or cost too much money, etc. The only way it moves past this roadblock is by making a decision to move. Procrastination and excessive fact-finding is not a decision. It can only be preparation for a potential decision.
That reminds me of a story Jim Rohn told once where he said there was a builder who was going to build a skyscraper, and he began bringing materials to the building site, and then he kept bringing materials, and kept bringing them, but never built anything.
We get hung up on the things we have to do–the list of excuses–and that is just procrastination or avoiding a decision when there is something that we want but are giving “socially acceptable reasons” why we cannot possibly. Denis Waitley says, “everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.”
I love how Anthony Robbins says it: “Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.”
Whatever it is that you might have been wanting to do, have faith that it is but a decision away from the first step of moving toward it.
There Will Be Plenty Of Time To Look Back. . .
Spread Some Joy Today–Pretend that you just took a joy pill that produces a chemical balance in your body and brain that causes you to feel really, really good and to be in awe of all around you, loving everything you see. Since its just a decision, you don’t really need the pill, but props are fun sometimes. . .