You know what that Thing is.
Yes, you do. Don’t go all coy on me. I know you do.
It’s been haunting you, nagging away at the edges of your conscience as you’re busy doing the things you think are more important, more pressing, more practical.
And maybe they are, in the short term. You need to go to work, you need to do the grocery shopping, you need to get your oil changed. Fair enough.
So do those things, by all means. But then what?
The Thing That Needs to Be Done will still be there, tugging on your sleeve and staring at you with those big, round eyes it has. And it will be there tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that — waiting patiently, but persistently, until you finally Do It Already.
Because things won’t be quite right until you take care of it.
And you know this.
Why You Aren’t Doing It
It’s too hard.
It’s too complicated.
You don’t know where to start.
You’re afraid you might fail.
You’re afraid you might succeed.
It’s too important.
No one else is doing it.
Once you do it, there’s no going back.
Feel free to insert your own excuses ad nauseam. It doesn’t matter what they are, really. Because The Thing That Needs to Be Done won’t listen to them anyway.
And thank goodness it won’t.
Why It Needs Doing
Because it’s overdue.
Because no one else is doing it.
Because you can.
Because you’ve always secretly wanted to.
Because everything else just feels like an exercise.
Because things could be better.
Because you have it in you.
Because you owe it to yourself.
Because you owe it to the world.
Because you’re the only one who can to it.
Because the time is now.
What’s Your Stalker?
What’s the Thing that’s been stalking you?
A business you want to start? A dream you want to pursue? A journey you want to take?
Or maybe it’s something simpler: A person you keep thinking you should make amends with. An e-mail you’ve had in your draft folder but haven’t summoned up the courage to send.
Whatever it is, chances are there’s something, some idea or hope or dream or conviction, that refuses to give up and go away no matter how many times you ignore or postpone it.
There’s a reason for that: It needs to be done. (Tweet, tweet!)
So, what are you waiting for?
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