Motivational Monday :: Overcoming Fear of Time

Monday, May 19, 2008

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." - Earl Nightingale

The fear of the time it will take to do something isn't a subject that is talked about that often, but it is a very prevalent and debilitating thought pattern. This fear deters people from going back to school to finish their degree or obtain a graduate degree, it keeps them from committing to long term business projects, etc. When the amount of time something will take intimidates you, answer these three questions:

1) How old will you be in a year (or whatever the time frame) when the project is finished?

2) How old will you be in a year (or whatever the time frame) if you don't do the project?

3) Which option will make you happier and/or more successful?

Perfect timing is a myth. Life happens, and it is usually somewhat messy and unpredictable. If you wait to start something until all the stars align or until things "settle down", the years will slip by and you will look back with regret.

Put your ideas into action so that you don't run your business or live your life with regret.

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