"One day, I'm going to...." Have you ever uttered those words to yourself? How many times have you said those words to other people? What is it that you've been delaying for the last few weeks, months or even years with those words?
Have you ever wondered why you keep saying "one day"? You may be able to rattle of a list of things that need to align before you can get started on that project, and you may be correct in your assessment. There is however one thing, on small tiny thing that needs to take place. You need to make a commitment to yourself.
Emotions move us to action, even if that action is to do nothing. For example, I had finished writing my book and I had a tremendous sense of accomplishment. That emotion soon became overrun with the emotion of discouragement because I didn't know what the next step was toward getting my book published. At that particular time I was not committed enough to overcome my discouragement. I put my book on the shelf and began writing another book. Again I felt a sense of accomplishment that was soon replaced with discouragement. I soon found myself saying "One day I'm going to get my books published."
The turning point came for me when I went through the process of writing a book and becoming discouraged for a third time! Now, motivated by the emotion of frustration I made a commitment when I angrily exclaimed, "I'm going to get these book published if it's the last thing I'll do!" At that moment I decided that I was going to publish a book.
At first the discouragement came back because I had trouble finding help with the process. I pushed through the discouragement and within 6 months all of the pieces had fallen into place. The catalyst for the accomplishment was the decision, the commitment to accomplish the goal. What have you been putting off? What if you decided to go for it? Give it a try!
Today, I've decided ______________________________________________.