My sister Terri forwarded a quote to me earlier this week. At first, I sent her back a smart a$$ reply about a monkey, a banana and something else inappropriate. But after a while, the quote really made me think.
Here’s the quote:
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
– Author unknown
There are a lot of steps between thoughts and destiny and the first is usually the hardest. I think the following quote sums it up pretty nicely:
“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes (German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832)
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about a few projects… and I’ve been overwhelmed by the scope of each. Unfortunately, I’ve procrastinated working on these projects for a few months now… and in those few months, I’m sure I could have completed them.
Leo Babauta over at ZenHabits.net recently posted a step-by-step process of overcoming procrastination. The one step that really jumped out at me was:
5. Just get started. Overcome the initial barrier by diving in [READ MORE]
I think it’s the most essential piece to the puzzle, but of course, the most difficult. Here’s to a productive year and getting things done.