Today Mom said to me, “You have to do it the hard way.”
At first I thought, oh man, is Mom really telling me to go out of my way to do things the long and difficult way?!
But as I thought more about it, I realized Mom was telling me to not procrastinate and drag my feet over projects. She also meant that I shouldn’t give things a lick and a promise or say that I’ll do it later. And forget about those shortcuts! Oftentimes they turn out to create more problems than if you just sucked it up and got it done the right way.
She was telling me to jump in now and do the projects that need doing; do it right the first time, and do it now because Later On is never a more convenient or easier time—and no shortcuts!
Thanks for the advice, Mom!
Your homework today is to Review Your Week! As you do so, keep an eye to those areas and projects where you can apply Mom’s advice: Do it now, do it right the first time, and forget about looking for shortcuts!
As always when reviewing your week, make sure you note the times you took a step, no matter how small the tidbit of a step and no matter how humble the project. The fact is you did it, you make forward progress!
WooHoo! Yay you!
Make sure you celebrate your progress. Taking even the smallest increments of forward progress will add up over time, as long as you keep doing it, keep taking steps!
You can do it!
I’m so very proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,