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Get Going

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action. -Napoleon Hill

I’m going to say oops because I think I used this quote not too long ago.  Sorry about that. I don’t mind reusing quotes, but I try to wait a few years, lol.  Anyhow, let’s talk about plans.  Plans are great, unless that’s all you do is make the plan.  Eventually you have to get going and get it done.

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I’m a champion plan maker.  I have homework plans, and work out plans and diet plans and housework plans.  I’m continually evaluating and revising my plans.  I just never seem to get started.  A plan doesn’t do you a darn bit of good if you don’t start working toward your goal. If you’re waiting for the perfect time to start something, you may as well give up.  There is no perfect time. Just get going.

I know you want to get all your ducks in a row, and make sure you have everything you need to implement your plan.  I get it.  Seriously, you’re not going to start training for a marathon without doing a couple of things like checking with your doctor, developing a training plan and getting the right running shoes.  Those are all great, and necessary things to do, but then it happens.  It?  Yes, It.

It is when you start thinking things like, “Oh, I’ll start on Monday,” or “Oh, it’s too hot to start that exercise program today.  I’ll wait until it cools down,” and my own personal favorite,” Well, I forgot to do it when I first got up, so I’ll start tomorrow.”  I’m speaking from experience on some all of these, lol.

There is never going to be a perfect time.  The planets aren’t going to align, and there won’t be some mystical convergence that will make it all work out perfectly, so stop waiting (I’m talking to me, too).  Make your plan, and get going and wait for those amazing results.


You’re not Goldilocks

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
– Napoleon Hill

I’m sure you’re familiar with the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  This porridge is too hot.  This porridge is too cold This porridge is just right. This bed is too hard. This bed is too soft. This bed is just right.  If you’re thinking your Goldilocks, and you’re waiting for the time to be just right, I’ve you're not goldilocksgot a news flash for you.  You’re not Goldilocks, and the time is never going to be just right.  So if you’ve got something that you want to do, just do it.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you shouldn’t have a plan.  You need a plan; plans are important.  But you don’t want to get so caught up and committed to your plan that you never start.  It happens, and it happens a lot.  Think about dieting.  Have you ever caught yourself saying you’ll start your new diet on Monday?  Monday’s fine but what’s wrong with right now?  Just start already.  You’re not Goldilocks and it’s never ever going to be just right.

It’s the same with any goal you put in place.  Too often, you get so caught up in waiting for the perfect time to start something new, that we forget to start. Don’t lose sight of your goals by getting lost in the details.  Set the goal, develop a plan, and most important, don’t forget to start.  Remember, you’re not Goldilocks, the time is never ever going to be just right.

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