Spring for me is a season filled with mixed emotions. It is a season of growth and renewal, which are exciting and daunting at the same time. I’m always excited about the prospect of changes but I also fear change. Especially the changes seemingly out of my control. It is this very concept that has mired me in procrastination, which ultimately has hindered my growth and my potential. I know I’m not alone in this vicious cycle of want and fear, but how do we get out how do we “change”?
While I don’t have any definitive answers, I have a few guesses; “Put one foot in front of the other and Follow the Yellow Brick Road”. Classic song advice from Santa Clause is Coming to Town and The Wizard of OZ. While neither of these catchy tunes are deep in a philosophical sense they are rich in practical advice. They are also uplifting and that makes them less scary…
So as I ponder this season of change and face my fears, I will whistle a happy tune as I put one foot in front of the other while I navigate the Yellow Brick Road…
Here’s hoping all your changes are for the good,
Past blogs may have enlightened you to my present burst of home improvement mania… Trying to maintain momentum in this project I “encouraged” myself into an hour of ceiling painting.
Mind you daily yoga, bi-monthly massage, and quarterly chiropractic has me conditioned for one to three hours of painting once or twice a week. Physical condition aside – The reason it’s taken me eighteen years to redo this condo is I despise disorder. Am I a control freak? Yes! Yet this long over due project has taught me patience, and an appreciation for my own labor. My condo is slowly coming into shape. Becoming a home I not only live in, but look forward to being in…
What took me so long to get started? Procrastination, which is nothing but fear stalling life… Now that I’ve moved beyond that fear, I’m free to recreate my home and more importantly, me…
Here and now, Today it is all we have. Yet some live like we have no limits. I’m not referring to adventure seekers, they are living full out because they know the ride ends one day. I’m talking about procrastinators, who live for tomorrow… Putting off joy, adventure , life and living for what? I have no idea.
I’m sure it’s because of fear. Wether its fear of failure, success or the unknown. What ever the cause, procrastinators waste today and live for tomorrow…Except its always today!
The only cure is to get out and do something anything! What have you put off? How are you going to feel after you accomplished that chore, phone call, work out, interview, what ever… Just Do It!
Come and join the living, Today!