A word that sits next to a lot of people’s goals as the due date…Someday…
Did you know that Someday never arrives?
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…Sunday…
Where on the calendar is Someday?
Sunday may sound like Someday but it’s not the same thing. Sunday is at least a sure thing. We know exactly when Sunday will arrive and experience it every week.
Someday…well, that’s a different story.
I was reading about a game by Bob Doyle from Boundless Living which stated, “…the object of the game is to notice how many times you think to yourself: Not now.“
Living in the Now
It may be very easy to say, “Do what you want to do now.” But we all know that’s not always feasible or practical. I take the principle of living in the now to mean that whatever it is we want, we should feel it, think it, and focus on it NOW.
Given this problem, a good principle I’ve been suggested is to only expect the future to resemble the content of the present. If whatever you feel is important doesn’t exist in some form today, it won’t show up in the future. via Scott Young
Scott is on to something!
Wanna start a business? Wanna lose some weight? Wanna take a class? Wanna try something new?
If you keep putting it off until Someday, it will never happen. Ask yourself this one question:
What can I do right now that will set me up for achieving my goals tomorrow?
Can you do something new or different or contact someone for help right now to help you start that business?
Can you put down that piece of 3 layer double chocolate cream cake you’re holding in your hand to help you lose weight?
Can you smoke one less cigarette a day on the road to stopping altogether?
I think you get my drift…
If Not Now, Then When?
We all make excuses from time to time so the next time you find yourself saying, “Not now,” take a moment and ask yourself the question above. Also ask “Why NOT now?” You’ll be surprised at your answers and realize there really isn’t a real answer and maybe it’s just fear rearing its ugly head.
If you can’t do something right now, make it a point to add to your to do list an action item with a reasonable due date to remind you to do something later rather than not at all. That would be your ‘now’ action – getting it recorded.
Think about it. If you keep saying “Not Now” and wait on Someday to come, your goals and dreams will come only on the 32nd day of the month of Never! Good luck with that…………….
Over to you…
What can you do right now to set you up for achieving your goals tomorrow? What tips do you have for others to live in the now more easily?