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Dont Wait For All of Lifes Traffic Lights to Turn Green


Can you imagine getting into your motor vehicle, reversing out of your driveway, selecting a forward gear then just sitting there waiting for every traffic light between your home and your destination to turn green?"

That would be absurd. Yet on another journey, the journey of life, that is exactly what many of us do. We refuse to make a start because the conditions are not perfect.

Let me tell you something:

The conditions will NEVER be perfect!

If you procrastinate over minor details or the hurdles that will inevitably be put in your way you will be bound never to fulfill your life dreams.

The hardest part of doing anything is making a start. Ask any trades-person and they will all tell you that. The work is the easy part. Planning, assembling the correct tools and selecting the raw materials is the difficult bit.

It's much easier to proceed if you have a plan. So, let me ask you - do you have a plan? Do you write things down or do you just muddle your way through things, making it up as you stumble along?

Any task, no matter what it is, can be made so much easier if we have a list of clear instructions.

Have you ever tried to assemble one of those pre-packed items that comes with dozens of nuts and bolts and washers? Ever thought "heh, this will be a breeze!" and tossed away the instruction sheet after just a cursory glance? I have. You know what happens, don't you? You end up with a few bits and pieces left over and a construction that doesn't look anything like the picture on the side of the box. Then you start looking for that darn instruction sheet.

So, how do you make a plan for your project? Easy. You have a starting point (where you are now) and an end point (where you want to be). All you have to do is fill in the bits in between. It's much like driving from position A to destination D. Along the way you have check points B and C.

Make a plan. Write out your plan in as much detail as you need or would like. There is a certain kind of magic in mapping out your path. Somehow it makes it all look possible, real. Add some key points and completion dates to your plan. The more detailed it is the more real it will become in your mind.

Just don't wait until all the traffic lights turn to green before you commence. You wouldn't think of doing that when you make a journey in your motor vehicle. So, why should you even consider doing such a thing in the journey called life?

Start now. Create something. Keep working at it and in what will seem like no time at all you will be well on your way to success. Try it. It's a whole lot better than sitting in your vehicle just idling and getting nowhere.

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About the author: Gary Simpson is the author of eight books covering a diverse range of subjects such as self esteem, affirmations, self defense, finance and much more. His articles appear all over the web. Gary's email address is budo@iinet.net.au. Click here to go to his Motivation & Self Esteem for Success website where you can receive his "Zenspirational Thoughts" plus an immediate FREE copy of his highly acclaimed, life-changing e-book "The Power of Choice."


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