#453: Simple Question. Difficult Answer
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Procrastination seems to a trait common among many people. You know the scenarios:
We forgo kissing our spouse in the morning because we're late for work.
We forget our child's soccer game or play or recital and swear we'll make it up to them.
We promise ourselves to clean some of the house but never get around to it.
We intend to eat within our calorie limits but can't resist the sweets, extra Tacos or another plate at the Chinese buffet.
We want to exercise but tell ourselves we are too tired and will do it tomorrow.
We set aside time to write but claim writer's block.
We don't kiss our children goodnight because we justify that we don't want to awaken them.
We want to have close family relationships but we do not invest the time needed.
We want to call our closest friends, but don't.
We want to lose weight and become healthier yet do not devote time to work toward that goal.
These and a myriad of other situations call for our attention every day. Too often we fail to complete tasks we promise ourselves we will do.
Think a moment of the things dearest to your heart -- family, friends, church, health...
Now, answer one simple question:
If not today, then when will you take action?
If not today, then when?