I received my daily message from Neale Donald Walsh the other day and this question was near the end of the email. I don't know about you but it made me sit up and read it again! Is that powerful or what?
How many things do we allow to get in the way of the what we really want?
How long have we been allowing these other things to get in the way?
Here's an example of one of the things on my list.
My husband, 11-yr old daughter & I had discussed what a great idea it would be to have a family night once a week to make a dinner together, play a game & just enjoy each other's company…no phone calls, computers, or other distractions. We all agreed that it would be fabulous. We decided we wanted to do it.
This or that would come up and we would say “soon, maybe next week.”
Three months later we were astonished at how much time had passed & we had still not established this family time. We went to the family calendar on the refrigerator and chose Thursday night. We wrote it on each Thursday for the month.
Once we took action and put it on the calendar, it was a done deal! We began looking forward to & having such a good time together.
That's not to say it's perfect, adjustments have been made as we learned that Wednesdays work better for our family than Thursdays. Occasionally something comes up on Wednesday but we make sure to reschedule our family night for another night in the same week. We started somewhere, then tweaked it to make it what we want it to be. The fun we have & the memories we are creating for our daughter are priceless. What could have been so important that we didn't do it sooner?
How about you? Are you living on ‘Someday Isle' as Brian Tracy calls it?
Someday I'll take that vacation, someday I'll go back to school, someday I'll start jogging, someday I'll learn how to golf, someday I'll write that book…as soon as I get the house paid off, I'll start my own business, once the kids are in school I'll work on that rock garden…
What's holding you back?
How long will you put off what you're dying to do?
© Teresa Cleveland, The Entrepreneur’s Toolbox