Monday, January 14, 2008
Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days... What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
how many times will we say that we want to do things differently until the sameness of our days is finally knocked off course enough to change? yesterday started off the same. slept in late enough to make my internal organs ache. went to the bean with my man to ride the brown serpent. but despite the predictability of the day, something was different--a friend, mr. ben pringle was there too. he was talking all about the allure of making a schedule and (here is the important part) sticking to it...for 30 days. doing something or somethings every day for 30 days and seeing where the magic carpet ride of dedication and persistence takes you. for me, a whole new world.
and then, later that night, the sealer of the deal, sara kaye, stopped by and we discussed the earlier discussion. it was clear, we are all very aware of the infinite potential lying within, and we also know that not nearly as much as could be accomplished, is. and we're also smart enough, thank big bearded guy in the sky, to know that no one is going to accomplish it for us. so... in enters the making of a list.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. ~Napoleon Hill
ahh, intangible desires--a six pack, a best selling novel, your house on mtv cribs. the only thing standing in the way of today and our tomorrow dreams is time and action. get to work I say. make a list of the things you would like to commit to doing everyday for 30 days. do them, for 30 days. see what happens. exactly how many crunches stand between you and your abs of steel? helen keller said, "we can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough." I'm pretty sure she was an authority on the matter. imagine all the possibilities...
and who knows, maybe, just maybe, after the 30 days are up, you'll just keep on going.
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. ~Will Rogers