For the past two and a half years that I interviewed people for my new book Is That All There Is? (You can get it HERE) I asked them to tell me their life stories. More to the point, I asked them to tell me about their life pivots and how they got to where they are today.
I wanted to know why they felt the need to change their lives, what they did to change, and what happened when they changed. And I wanted to share what I discovered with you.
Of course, I learned a lot. Each person had their own reasons, their own experiences, and their own thoughts to share with me and my readers (that’s you, by the way). And they didn’t always see things the same ways or recommend the same courses of action. In fact, I think they disagreed almost as often as they agreed.
But one point almost everyone agreed on was the importance of getting things done.
Seth Werner talked about walking into “almost any social gathering and connecting with everybody” in a positive way relatively quickly.
Alex Fraser remembered that he had to “quickly learn how to live my life as a Spanish-speaker” in order to fit into his new grade school.
Nathalie Cadet-James explained how she had “to get over (her) imposter syndrome quickly because it’s really hard to book clients when you don’t believe in yourself.”
And when he was talking about the difficulty of becoming a Green Beret, Ian Wolfe said, “All you think is, how am I going to make it through the next challenge, the next problem, the next mile, the next signpost, the next hundred meters?”
The funny thing is, not one of the people talked about “putting it off,” “sleeping on it,” “waiting to move forward,” or “procrastinating.”
Instead, they all believed in GSD (Getting Stuff Done).
That brings up an interesting question for you – What are you putting off that you should be doing right now?
Don’t worry, I’ve already heard all the excuses:
“I’ll wait until after the holidays.”
“I might as well put it off until the new year.”
“I’ve got a lot going on right now, let’s wait to see what happens.”
Because it’s the end of the year, it’s easier than ever to procrastinate. Maybe you’ve caught yourself using some of these excuses to put off until tomorrow what you could do today.
So, what should you do right away?
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But don’t wait. Because, as Napoleon Hill wrote, “The time will never be just right.”
Excellent points and now I’m feeling guilty for sluffing off my planning until the last week of December / first week of January. You’re right.
Truth is, I know I should be doing quarterly planning. I’m embarrassed… Thank you Bruce.