Why Wait? Do It Now!

Why Wait? Do It Now!

by Ron McCullough

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement”- Napoleon Hill

How many people fallen victim to wandering aimless throughout life? How many times do we not know what lies ahead? Have you asked yourself what is your purpose recently?

We can all be guilty of not maximizing our time and efforts. However, that can be the exception instead of the norm. Making sure we set goals is important, but remembering those goals and making sure we obtain them gives purpose to travelling in the right direction. We can search for many things- peace, love, money, power, but having a sense of going in the direction typically requires two things- having a starting point, and having an ending point.

One of the most famous quotes by W. Clement Stone was ‘Do it now’! If you always prepare to do something, at what point will it get done? Some will wait for the perfect moment to start to do something until they realize they waited too long. “I think I will wait until I get a degree before I start looking for that job which requires it”. Do it now! “Once the kids are grown, I will go back to school”. Do it now!

Success is a worthy goal of those who desire to obtain it. However, success has an arch-enemy: procrastination. Procrastination kills purpose, destroys innovation, and hinders creativity. To have a definite major purpose means to definitely reduce procrastination to the point where it will not take you eye off the prize. Create the starting point, be courageous enough to believe your purpose will be fulfilled, and act on it with a positive mindset knowing you will achieve your goal. And do it now!

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Program Chair, Associate Professor of Communication Ivy Tech Community CollegeDept. of English and Communication Gary IN USAHobart IN USA

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Notes

How many people fallen victim to wandering aimless throughout life? How many times do we not know what lies ahead? Have you asked yourself what is your purpose recently? We can all be guilty of not maximizing our time and efforts. However, that can be the exception instead of the norm….

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2017-05-18T15:24:48+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Focus on Instructors|