8. PROCRASTINATION. This is one of the most common causes of failure. “Old Man Procrastination” stands within the shadow of every human being, waiting his opportunity to spoil one’s chances of success. Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the “time to be right” to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
9. LACK OF PERSISTENCE. Most of us are good “starters” but poor “finishers” of everything we begin. Moreover, people are prone to give up at the first signs of defeat. There is no substitute for PERSISTENCE. The person, who makes PERSISTENCE his watch-word, discovers that “Old Man Failure” finally becomes tired, and makes his departure. Failure cannot cope with PERSISTENCE.
This got me – “…because we are waiting for the “time to be right” to start doing something worthwhile.” I have been stalling on something that I love doing – sharing stories in the hopes to inspire the creative and the positive in each and every one of us, including myself. I have managed to come up with all of the possible excuses to not post anything new, to post something; I don’t have the time, my laptop is broken, I haven’t exported the pictures so on and so forth.
Then one day it dawn on me, I’ve got so much stuff I want to share, so many things I want to contribute and it’s just piling up day after day after day.
I’d like to start anew and adopt a new motto: I love Nike’s slogan even more – “Just do it!”
P.S. Thanks to all of you who keep on visiting this blog — you continue to inspire me. XOXO