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“If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don't drag your feet.”
~ Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
“I’ll get to it at some point.”
Procrastination is where good ideas go to die. If you have something you want to do, start doing it!
At the very least, write down what you want to do. Print it out, or put it up on a whiteboard, or start a new Doc file for it. Then answer the questions:
What do you want to do? Create a vision for it.
Why do you want to do it? Create a reason or purpose that can motivate you.
How do you want to do it? Create the outline of a process.
What’s holding you back? Examine the challenges that might be created, or the internal or external barriers (time, money, confidence, other commitments, etc.). Focus on these not as potential dealbreakers, but instead look at them and ask how to deal with them so that they are no longer holding you back.
You can use this for professional activities, as well as your personal life, including “bucket list” items. If you look at the items holding you back and know that the delay is short-term, add a calendar reminder when you think that things might have changed, and re-evaluate then. If the issues are chronic, such as “not enough time,” then the first step of the plan implementation is carving time out. How about 15 minutes in your day to do as much as you can on it? That will start to add up after a while.
But don’t drag your feet on something you really want to do. We don’t know what curveballs the future might throw at us (“global pandemic” springs to mind for some reason), and we may need to adapt our plans and our timeline more than we thought. Start now. You don’t want to run out of time.
(Quote source: https://thefeelgoodfinds.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/inspiring-quotes-by-dr-a-p-j-abdul-kalam/)