Life continuously seems to give us messages that maybe there are better ways of doing things. At those moments, we might just come up with ideas on how to do those things better, but then we seem to forget about it, get too busy with other things, think we can’t do that, etc. It seems so many people today have a common thought about how there has to be a better way of doing things. This could be for their job or career, an invention or something, improving their relationships with others, or even for doing things around the house.
The keys on these are that the ideas get lost or buried and also most people are indeed afraid to act on those ideas. Both have happened to me throughout my lifetime and I still am working on fixing this every day. The ideas get lost or buried for many reasons. We do seem to be too busy in today’s world with so much going on that we miss out on the opportunities to take the time to think about how we can improve things.
The other part of us not believing we can do things a different way or improve on something also gets in the way. It comes down to our thinking. David Schwartz is the author of my favorite book of all time, The Magic of Thinking Big. He addresses these points and so much more in his book that it is a book that you should put on your reading list as soon as you can.
One of the major keys that has struck me is that I’ve wasted way too much time and not putting some of my ideas into action. So not only am I working on the fear of things stopping me, along with the fact I’m too scatter-brained so often where I lose sight of things that I need to do; there is that action piece too that has been missing on my end. With some major things going on this summer and this fall for me, I realize now is the time to get things going.
Is it that time for you too? With this quote staring at me when I saw it, I know just like the old saying goes – “There’s no time like the present” to do things I know I have to do. You do realize that quote above and the quote about the present works for you too? I know you knew that. I just wanted to remind you like I reminded myself.