Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wisdom on Wednesdays: Just Do It

I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty sucky at keeping New Year's Resolutions.

My big problem is getting started on them in the first place. There's always an excuse: I'm sick, my kids are sick, I'm too tired, the laundry needs to be washed, I'll do it tomorrow. But that "tomorrow" never comes. And books don't write themselves, submissions don't mail themselves, and fat doesn't get up in the middle of the night and hop the next train to Neverland.

So yesterday, I finally did it. I just made a commitment to get started, and I did it. I've scheduled a block of time every day for this, and I'm going to get. It. DONE.

Sometimes, you can't afford to wait for the perfect time. You have to just do it.

How about you? What have you been putting off that you just need to DO?


  1. Good for you. I actually set some goals for myself at the first of the year and it's helped. I knew this month would be bad with work and commitments for my daughter so I didn't expect much. But I know I'll get on track in March.

    And btw, I'm going to be Casey McCormick's blog partner on Literary Rambles as of Monday. We're announcing then and I hope you stop by.

  2. Awesome :) Getting started is the hardest part I feel- just getting the ball rolling- well, they say that an object in motion stays in motion, so I hope that the motivation sticks and your protect your time and space. Its the toughest thing to do I feel.

  3. Yup, sometimes it comes down to just doing. Good for you!