Shut Up and DO IT!

Long before I gained some common sense, I used to procrastinate a lot. Pushing things forward until the last minute was how I handled important issues. For the less important ones, I would shelve them till the day their importance arose. This habit cultivated a “Don’t Care” attitude and within no time, most people deemed me unreliable. You might think I was among the worst in that category but you are far from right. I was pretty much like every Tom, Dick and Harry in these streets.

What happened?

Good question. You see, few years ago I happened to read something that stuck with me till today.

“If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.”

I put a lot of thought into this statement and valued its lessons. One more reason why everyone should develop a reading culture. Imagine reading something that changes your life everyday? Within one year you will be 365 times better than those who do not read.

Another common statement we hear everyday that should guide us against procrastination is;

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, The second best time is today.”

Now go out there and plant a tree and 20 years from now when you bask your then bald head under that shade, you’ll think of all those thing you didn’t do and remind your generation not to follow on your footsteps.

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Sometimes I write, Most times I don't.

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