"I'll do that tomorrow."
ARRRGGGG! The stealer of a thousand dreams and killer of a million great opportunities. Tomorrow is the thief of time. He grabs all of the potentiality of today, tucks it swiftly under his robe and scurries forward 24 hours just a lick beyond our reach.
So, I'm cleaning my teeth and an idea for a post springs to mind. I've been thinking a lot about intentional living and minimalist value based focus. By that I simply mean choosing to give my time to the things I really value instead of the barrage of banality that vies for my attention. Good bane and bad bane but banality nevertheless.
So as the bristles swizzled across my enamel my next thought was one we are all familiar with…
I caught myself.
Here I am making decisive dedications to apply my energies to the things I want to be and become, a writer being one of them, and tomorrow rears his/her head and immediately tries to snatch the moment from my mind.
We become what we are by being what we want to become
A writer is made by writing.
A painter by painting.
A runner by running.
A lover by loving.
Reading a book about crafting the perfect story will not make your story perfect. The perfect story will be hammered out on the anvil of key-punching practice.
The masterpiece you envisage will not materialize because you visit a gallery of classics. It will emerge from a mess of paint on numerous canvases you attack with creative vigor.
End tape victory won't arrive on your doorstep as a bonus in the box of expensive trainers you one-click on Amazon while watching a marathon from the comfort of your recliner. It will come into view as you pound the streets, sometimes lonely, sometimes aching, but every hard step an inch closer to your goal.
Your love life in all its glorious nuances, from friends to family to the one great romance of your life, will not emerge by clicking a heart on another Instagram post. It requires the horrible vulnerability of honest contact with another broken but beautiful human being. Costly delivery of your time and heart on the table of reality instead of virtual taps on the shoulder and ego stroking.
Kill the Twitch
Are you also looking to break with the false starts you make all the time?
You know the ones. The gym equipment that has become a space robbing hanger for your clothes? The book about starting an online business that now acts as a coaster for your third cup of coffee this morning while you surf the web for any new opportunities that are trending. The online course that sits 5% watched while you trawl through the latest five hundred emails offering you version 3.0 of the same information you bought 4 years ago.
Check out this book. I just finished reading and it hit the target straight…
I think it will help you break the cycle of false starts and get your creative legs moving in the right direction.
And don't say it…
No, don't even think it….
Tomorrow! GET OUT OF HERE!!!