Just get started! Whatever it is that you know you need to do but have been putting off, just get going with it! Procrastination is a "dream-killer." It's not the waiting that kills dreams but it’s what often happens during the time we're not engaging in the thing we should be doing to get to where we want to go and to where we want to be. Dreams can live in our hearts for a very long time, and the longer they live, the stronger they may become: the little boy, who always wanted to become a police officer and becomes one when he grows up; the little girl, who always wanted to become a school teacher and does just that when she grows up. So, the length of life of a dream can fuel the strength of it within us. But as adults, with so many pulls on our thoughts, our time, and on our energy, the longer we wait to take concrete actions to pursue our dreams and our visions, the greater the chances we just won't do it.
Too often, we become intimidated by how much work is involved and how much time it will take. Yet, the dream, the vision, the desire, the goal continues to nag within us, yearning for attention and to be achieved. But rather than focusing on how many pieces are in the puzzle and how long it will take to put it all together, running the risk of not putting any of it together at all, how about getting started by picking up just one piece and then looking for one other piece to connect that piece to? Then, once you've connected those two pieces, look for another one--just one more piece--to connect to those two.
So, what does this look like in the practical? Okay, here we go:
-- If you have a book inside of you, and you're wondering where to start and how to start writing it . . . The answer: just start writing! The book will never get written if you don't write it, so just get started;
-- If you have songs inside of you that you'd like to record for the world to hear . . . Answer: just start singing! It may take time to get them recorded, but start singing to the world around you so, at least, the world around you can hear your message;
-- You want to go back to school to finish your degree or get a more advanced degree, but you're clueless about who has the program or what the program is even called . . . The answer: go online and start visiting websites of any colleges and universities you can think of to, at least, get your juices flowing. With so many online programs out there, it doesn't have to be a school in your town, city, or state;
-- You want to start a business but have no idea where to start . . . Answer: call someone, anyone, who knows anything about business, or maybe someone who has one, and ask them how to get started!
-- Or for years, you've dreamed of opening a school for children with some special need, talent, or ability . . . What's the answer? Go on the Internet and type in a search for just that: "How do I open a school for children with some special need, talent, or ability?"
The point is that no matter what it is you want to do or how long doing it might take, there's something you can do today to get started and get going with it.
Just because we have goals, visions, and dreams in our hearts, we still have to do the work, and sometimes . . . oftentimes, very hard work for a very long time to reach our goals and see our visions and dreams become realities. Just remember and never lose sight that it's not as important how much work is required and how long it will take. What matters above all else is that you just get started, even if it means picking up and connecting just one piece at a time. But whatever you do, do not procrastinate!
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