It’s a word that’s ripe with promise. It feels shiny and new. There’s so much that can be accomplished… tomorrow.
Now, I’m not an expert on overcoming procrastination. In fact, I’m just as good at procrastinating as you are (and maybe even better!). And I’m all too familiar with the seduction that tomorrow holds.
Or this weekend.
Or next week.
Or in the spring.
It’s the beginning of October. Soon it’ll be fall break, then Halloween. November brings Veteran’s Day.
And that starts the slide into The Holidays – that time when we feel that we’re in limbo and everything has to wait until … AFTER. After Thanksgiving. After holiday shopping. After the kids go back to school. After. After. After.
Plus the weeks between Christmas and New Year’s? It’s a limbo period on the calendar. When one year is winding down and the next looms on the horizon, fresh with promise of a new beginning.
It’s all too easy to put your dreams on hold – waiting for the New Year. It’s all too easy to write off the rest of 2022 – and forget about a more powerful word:
More immediate than even today, NOW is a word of power.
It says that your message matters – now. And that you’re going to take the wonderful steps to start to craft your message – now.
You’re not going to wait for the tantalizing promise of tomorrow.
Because tomorrow, while shiny and new and exciting is also so easy to wait for. To let it creep up softly and then… have the time slip away just as softly, just as easily.
And nothing is worse than looking backward into time at all the yesterdays that weren’t used up. At the weeks and months and years that have passed between idea and action – even if you’re dabbling along the way.
Please make the decision with me, now, today, that you’re going to work on your book NOW. That you’re not going to wait for the “tomorrow” of New Years, or January, or Spring – when “you’ll have more time”.
The only time we all have is Now.
Because, trust me, you’ll be just as busy after New Year’s, or in January, or in Spring as you are in this moment. Busy will fill your life to full. And really, that’s okay. It really is. Because you’re not going to wait for life to fill up – you’re going to write right now.
We never know how much time we’ve been given. It’s as much as mystery to a 38-year-old new mom as it is to a 77-year-old retiree. But we all have the same moment in time:
Here’s the action I want you to do – right now.
Join the free 5-Day Writing Challenge.
I’ve 100% cherry-picked some of the BEST pieces of my PROVEN book-writing system, simplified them, and am bringing it to you over the course of five days. Each day is designed to give you an easy-to-follow action step that builds upon the day before.
And at the end of the challenge, you’ll have a chapter of your book roughed out.