I’m not sure about you but when exams or papers were due back in school, when it came to preparing for a test or paper the night before my favorite word was procrastination. Yes, putting things off until the last minute.
Some of you reading this I’m sure were procrastinating when it came to getting out of bed. Justifying the hour of sleep we lose this weekend only to roll to the other side of that sleep you so well deserve!
I learned early when I attended college not to procrastinate, because there were too many responsibilities the next day or week ahead with papers, exams, quizzes, etc. I had to learn how to prepare and I actually took a course on how to effectively study which I wish this class was taught in junior high school. This principle has stayed with me for life.
I learned to be like the ants because ants are effective when it comes to a solid work ethic. Ants are not lazy and they know how to work together as a team. They are self motivated, disciplined, and determined to get the job done.
“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provision in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest…. and poverty will come on you like a thief…” (Proverbs 6:6-11)
It’s time to stop the excuses, procrastinating, and delays of being robbed of your goals and dreams. Yes, you will need to sacrifice and cut out certain things in your lifestyle and social life, but it will be worth it. Athletes pay a price to get where they are today to be the best at their game. Write your dreams, vision and goals down if you are serious about moving forward. Somebody once said, “People who fail to plan, plan to fail.”
Giving up or quitting is not an option. Whoever or whatever distracted you and got off track has thrown darts of doubt into your thinking and spirit. Stand up and face these obstacles and move forward, because you can do it. Ask God for help and find a person or two to hold you accountable of your vision and dreams. Remember, nothing good comes easy.
It is time to start your plan now. TODAY!
Enjoy your weekend and the extra hour of sunlight my friend.