“If you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all.” Does this sound familiar? Do you ever notice that when you hear this, you simply want to stall? And before you know it, your life has passed you by and all you do is COUNT moments rather than LIVE them.
So, get off your backside and get going! Remember, “DOING IT RIGHT IS SECONDARY… DOING IT IS PRIMARY!”
Dr. Mitchell Perry
Let’s wait and see what happens, this isn’t a good time. I want to think about it. I need more time first. I might do it wrong… I might make a mistake. I just don’t want to right now. I wish something would happen. I’m not quite ready to do that. I don’t want to talk about it.
Stalling, waiting, marking time, holding steady; does this sound familiar?
All too often, most people would rather describe a problem than solve it, react more than pro-act – passive more than active. The result… just more time rehearsing and refining their problem description skills without taking any action.
Do you want to get a new job, get a college degree, learn a language, lose weight, get in shape, fix your marriage, or play the piano? Well, do you REALLY want to, or do you just want to talk about… or whine about it?
You must always ask yourself a fundamental question whenever you want to do anything!
ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY THE FREIGHT?
Will you pay the money, spend the time, expend the energy, learn how, risk failure, etc. to reach your goal? Because your goal can only be achieved if you PAY THE FREIGHT!
The key is to TAKE ACTION. Do something, anything, any kind of action… and get the momentum going. It’s so much easier to turn the sailboat when the boat is moving! When you do, you have movement, which allows course correction along the way. But, stalling and describing, rather than moving and solving, simply allows you to pass your life with time, rather than passing your time with life. You end up having years in your life rather than having life in your years.
So, TAKE ACTION! Confidence comes from DOING! Mastery comes from learning, from discipline, from trusting your instincts and just digging in and doing it!
Make “Take Action” a habit and spread it around.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
1. You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
Alan, age 10
2 No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
Kristen, age 10
3. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
Camille, age 10
4. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
Derrick, age 8
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don’t want any more kids.
Lori, age 8
6. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
Lynnette, age 8 (isn’t she a treasure)
7. On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
Martin, age 10
8. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they’re rich.
Pam, age 7( Love her )
9. The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.
Curt, age 7
10. The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.
Howard, age 8
11. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
Anita, age 9 (bless you child )
12. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?
Kelvin, age 8