"Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value."
- Jim Rohn
When is the best time for you to implement a new idea that could change your life for the better? When is the best time to learn something that you have always wanted to learn? When is the best time to stop planning and take action? I’m sure that you all know what my answer will be...that’s right...NOW!
There has never been a better time to take action. As a matter of fact, there has never been any other time to take action. The best time, the only time, is now. It pains me when I hear people say things like, “I’ll start as soon as I have more time,” or “I’m just not in the right place right now,” or “I’ll start when I get my career going.” These and the many other techniques for procrastination are keeping many people not only from reaching their goals and dreams, but from even trying to reach them. It is so sad.
There are many excuses for not pursuing your dreams...and that is exactly what they are, excuses. “I’m too old”, “I’m too young”, “I don’t have enough money”, “I don’t have the right education”...the list goes on and on. To each of these excuses I say, “baloney.” These are merely excuses for not taking action on your dreams, nothing more. And if you dig deep enough, you will find that the underlying reason for using the excuse is fear.
If you want to learn more about some of the self-defeating excuses and thinking habits that we use, I suggest you read “Excuses Begone!” by Dr. Wayne Dyer. It is a very easy read, but it will open your eyes to a whole new way of thinking.
Fear comes in many forms: Fear of Failure; Fear of Success; Fear of Looking Like a Fool, etc. etc. And each of these fears is unfounded. Who cares? Honestly, who cares? I’m sure that you will find that not too many people really care about how you feel – it’s just you.
The tough facts are that you will never accomplish anything in this life if you don’t take action. And taking action now is always the most effective. If you wait, you give fear a chance to get a foothold, you let opportunities slip away, and you give away the advantage that a sense of urgency can give you.
A sense of urgency will get you motivated to start – now. A sense of urgency will keep you moving toward your target, taking step after step. A sense of urgency will produce and maintain the momentum which will keep you moving toward the end result – and as that momentum builds, there is a point where you reach a critical mass and you won’t be able to stop your progress, even if you wanted to.
Begin it now. There is no time like the present. If you want to accomplish something, you must take action, any action. I’m sure you will find that action to be inspired in the right direction. Don’t wait – ever. You may feel that the time isn’t right, but it will never be more perfect. The time is now. Get in the habit of starting right away, develop that sense of urgency as you build the life of your dreams. After all, you want to get there as soon as possible, don’t you?
They’re your dreams; draw them to you with urgent action in their direction.
To your health, prosperity and happiness always.