Much has been written about time and procrastination. We often forget how precious time is until we are faced with a crisis, usually a health or mortality issue. We spend obscene amounts of time watching mindless movies and TV shows, reviewing our past mistakes, and worrying about future problems that will never come to pass. Many of us read books and attend presentations on time management and productivity.
And here we are preparing for New Year’s Eve when everyone is keenly aware of the time. We think back on how our year was. We look ahead to our goals and dreams for the next 12 months. We stay up until midnight, count down the seconds, and watch festivities on TV. We kiss our loved ones. That one second seems so important. Then it’s gone. In that split second of the clock striking 12, the calendar page turns and…here we are.
What’s really changed? Most of us go back to the same patterns and habits that frustrated us last year. We fail to take on new challenges and opportunities to learn, grow, and change. We’re stuck in a comfort zone of living and communicating mediocrity.
You don’t need a clock or resolution to become a better person and discover your gifts and talents. you simply need to decide that it’s time. You can decide in February, July or September. Don’t procrastinate on living your life and reaching your potential.
Here’s the bottom line: The most important second is not on New Year’s Eve. It’s right now. Enjoy, and plan to kick some serious butt!!!