This past week I’ve struggled a bit with the fact that we all are entering the 6th month of 2012 so soon. The beginning of next month will place us at the half-way mark of this year.
In February I reminded you…
…and now in June I will remind you again…
At the beginning of the year I posed seven questions to all of us…
By the end of January, what will that blank page you started the year with say?
What will that blank page you started the year with say at the end of 2012?
Question 3 & 4
Will 2012, be filled with your demonstrations of faith and perseverance as you pursue your resolutions and goals for this year?
Or…will it be filled with all the excuses we use for why we haven’t completed our personal goals or obtained our desires and aspirations?
Question 5 & 6
For everything we plan to start. There is something we must plan to stop. So instead of asking what you will do in 2012…what will you stop?
Will you let TV, texting, Facebook…whatever it maybe…YOU fill in the blank _______, divert you from your dreams?
What will be your 2012 sacrifice?
If you haven’t answered these questions…now is the time.
…and I really do mean right now!
Otherwise you’ll be celebrating New Year‘s Eve come December 31st with an empty feeling in your gut wishing you had done something different…or slightly courageous with your last 364 days.
In February, I shared a few stanzas from a poem I wrote called “The Coming of Age”. If it moved you…great!
If it didn’t…well…you’re running out of excuses because here’s a poem from one of the American greats…
“Nothing that is can pause or stay;
The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
Tomorrow be today.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The problem isn’t time and change…that’s constant.
The problem is inertia…
The problem is my own individual inertia…
As time passes and the world changes, we must change too…but not just change to change…we have to make progress and we must get better!
If you wait…time will win…after all she is not our friend…
Because if she was…it wouldn’t be June already!
As Longfellow said, “Tomorrow be today.” Don’t procrastinate!