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  • Writer's pictureBob Prentice


Updated: Apr 9, 2020

“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” ~Theodore Roosevelt~

Several years ago, I remember quite clearly that there was this little thing left undone in my life. Since it was such a little thing I basically let it go, and time passed. Suddenly this issue surfaced again, this time just a tad bit bigger of a problem, and as before, I put it off. Time passed. A couple of months later, by the time it reared it’s ugly head again, it was a monster, and it ended up costing me huge amounts of money and an incredible amount of time. It caused embarrassment and was a very painful experience for me. It also taught me something–a lesson that has lasted me many years now. (Sometimes I just have to learn lessons the hard way, I guess.) This one I have learned well. Do not put things off! Today, my “battle cry” is TAKE ACTION NOW! Putting things off to the next day is a bad habit that most of us have fallen into at one time or another. How about you? Are you a procrastinator, putting off until tomorrow, things you should be doing today? Heed these words and take action on something in your life that you have been putting off and begin to cultivate a new habit in your life. I encourage you to make a list of all the projects that you have started but not finished–all the “to do’s” that have been hanging over your head, all those little things that have become huge–and prioritize them. Face up to those things you’ve been putting off and admit that you have been procrastinating, and then, TAKE ACTION NOW! You’ll see that the battle is already half won! And what benefits you’ll reap-less negative stress, a feeling of being productive, a sense of pride, savings of money, time, energy, and hassles, and probably an overwhelming desire to tackle the next item on your list. Remember –TAKE ACTION & BECOME!

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