Like most of us, you probably have hopes of doing something you’re not currently working on…you’re about to get to it…it’s a great idea…and you’ll be able to really apply yourself soon. But like most of us, you’ve been thinking about doing this (maybe even planning to do it) for a long, long time.
So…the question becomes, "when will you ACTUALLY begin to do what you’re planning to do?" And believe me, I’m right there with you. I’ve got plans for a book or two. I’m going to RElose the 20 pounds that I’ve put back on. We’re going to learn to sail and then buy a boat. We’re going to do some traveling.
You get the picture. You get it because most of us are right there. In the same spot.
I found myself thinking about this today when I tripped across Seth’s post titled Mañana. Here’s the line that caught me: "If you could do tomorrow over again, would you?" Isn’t that quite a sentence? Just let that roll around in your head for a minute. If you could do tomorrow over again, would you?
Be careful here. You may be thinking, "My tomorrow is not already planned! I can do whatever I want with tomorrow!"
But what Seth’s talking about is important. Most of us have commitments already made that affect our next week or month or year. Our schedule is at least partially determined.
But what we can do is important. We can start implementing a different tomorrow if we take control of our schedule now. If we begin to put in place those things we intend to do. Plan the trips we intend to take. Write the books we intend to write.
How? By at least starting to make real commitments to do them. Put them in your calendar. Turn down commitments that will keep you from moving in the new direction.
What would you do if you could do tomorrow again?