Procrastination is one of man’s worst self-inflicted enemies. It brings nothing positive, and only saps the well of potential inside us. Don’t let the promise of tomorrow lull you into a false sense of security. NOW is the only time you can vouch for.
Consider some things you shouldn’t put off any longer.
· Start your soul project
Everyone one of us has some business project or personal dream we’ve kept close to your hearts. Perhaps it’s writing a book (guilty!) creating some artistic work, or spearheading a creditable cause. It remains a treasured dream, but, for various reasons, we can’t quite see ourselves pursuing it at the moment.
It’s quite natural to allow our fears and insecurities to keep us from making these a reality. However, if we remembered that we only have a limited time on earth, we would start immediately. Besides, as a soul project, it won’t feel laborious – it’s fulfilling your purpose.
· Give generously
We may think we can only do this when we become more affluent, but who knows if we ever WILL get to that financial status. We don’t need to be wealthy to give – quite the opposite. Giving makes us rich – and not just monetarily. The world needs people to dedicate time, talents, enthusiasm and show compassion. So help someone in need. Dare to care about something.
· Live in the present
Many of us hold on to pain extremely tightly. If we’ve been disappointed in love, or feel we were unfairly treated by a teacher or a former boss, we nurture the pain. We often hold on to the past because we see it as defining us, but the truth is it’s GONE – it can’t hurt us anymore. Instead of rehashing the past, we can learn from it. Be empowered! Don’t let it prevent you from enjoying the precious present!
· Release grudges and judgement
It’s basically an ego response for self-preservation to hold grudges when we feel someone has wronged us. But this honed defense mechanism can prevent us from making significant and worthwhile human connections in the here and now.
Remember forgiveness is for US, not others, and the best “revenge” is to let go and find inner peace. Life is just too short to keep deprecating others. While judgment may make you feel better about yourself for a short time, in the long run you’re left jealous and resentful.
· Forget about what others think
Too many of our decisions are based on what we perceive as being other people’s opinions. We ought to be true to ourselves, and listen to the inner voice of wisdom. Follow your dreams, instead of pursuing a meaningless impersonator life. Daily check in with yourself and make sure you’re being your most authentic self.
· Confront your fears
If you’ve ever ruminated on the real obstacles to your dreams, you’ll realise they are basically rooted in fear. Yes, we fear failure, success, disappointment, judgement – just about everything.
Reminding yourself about the brevity of life can be a great catalyst for throwing off other people’s opinions and just going for it. Isn’t it better to try something new, even if you fail, than have regrets down the line? Reframe your fears because, often, your deepest fear most is your heart’s greatest desire.
· Go all out
If you lived every day in the knowledge that life can end in a moment, you’d stop playing it safe. You would take risks, rise above the failures – and even start over. You would make more courageous decisions and pursue bigger dreams. You would constantly challenge yourself and force yourself out of your comfort zone.
As you awake up each day, remember that today is all there is. This awareness will transform your life in astounding ways.