I used to be the sort of person who would be turned off trying to achieve something purely because of the length of time it would take to accomplish. Back then I was a slave to instant gratification - hence why blocks of chocolate were so comforting and alluring, and why the running track had me breaking out in a sweat....of fear! And yet I constantly used to bemoan the fact that the days were long, yet the years were short. My life was passing me by. It hit me that time was passing anyway, whether or not I was going after my dreams and living the life I wanted to live.
I've learned that not only does the length of time it takes to achieve a goal not really matter in the grand scheme of things, but also that the timing of going after that goal is never going to be exactly right either. There will always be a reason not to. If you wait for the circumstances and timing to be perfect you might be waiting a very, very long time. If you're afraid, don't be. Taking action is the best antidote to fear I know.
Just start. Whatever it is you dream of doing, start. Now. Today.
And if you stumble or have hit a road block, it doesn't matter. Keep going. Don't wait another moment!
What have you been putting off that you might be inspired to get on with today? :)
What is Monday Mantra?
I love inspirational quotes and about seven years ago, when I had no motivation, no direction and no idea how to make my life what I wanted it to be, I read something that changed everything. It was a small quote in a magazine, from the Australian marathon runner Pat Farmer. He said “if you really want to do something, in your heart of hearts, you will find a way. But if you don’t really want to do something, you will always find an excuse.”
It was so fantastic….and made so much sense. It became my mantra. It still is.
Now, through my various trawls through the internet, I see many things that catch my eye and fire me up, and I want to share these with you. So I put them all together and post one a week. Something that I think is worth sharing, something that I think is good to be reminded of. Something that might just be for you what that Pat Farmer quote was for me.