The name of this silent killer? Procrastination.
When I myself realised what I was writing about, I actually laughed out loud. Me? Write about procrastination? But I wrote. Today. Posted. Today. As I reflected, I thought to myself: this procrastination thing is so irrational. It just isn't rational. Now is the time. But I'm getting ahead of myself...
I have a goal, a vision, a dream. My dream is beautiful, meaningful, it is significant, but why have I not yet really seen it materialise? What can I call 'dream' anyway? And please, how do I stop allowing the Dream Killer to assassinate my dreams?
The issue usually lies in:
- not really realising the importance of the dream
- not valuing time
- subconsciously believing I've got all the time in the world (related to the above)
I define a dream using my Value Scale (I just made that term up but this is real):
A. I think it's the bomb (I feel like 'the bomb' is outdated but isn't 'awesome' overused nowadays?)
B. It can be of value to others
C. God thinks it's valuable
If it ticks all the boxes, to me, it's a dream worth pursuing!
To take out the Dream Killer before it gets your dreams, you may want an action plan such as this:
1. Recognise that you have a dream
2. Remind yourself that time is truly valuable
3. Move now, now, now
Let's say you didn't move 'now' (then) – there's always tomorrow! NO. Move now!