My Worst Habit


My worst habit would be procrastination.  I tend to put most things off until the last minute or deal with challenges once they border on being out of hand.  This has failed to serve me well in all areas of my life.  There have been times when I knew and understood that procrastinating would not end well for me.

Now let me also say that there is an upside to procrastination.  When I am working academically, procrastination has proven to get the best work out of me.  I feel that is because in this instance I am able to complete whatever I am working on without second guessing myself or feeling that I need to make major changes.  However this is a study habit that has been perfected over many years of being a student.  I would not advise anyone to try it.

I have also heard the saying that Procrastination is the thief of time.  I can see where that has some relevance.  I have seen procrastination keep me from doing things and holding me back from my goals.  As I grow and mature and as I complete my educational endeavors I am learning to procrastinate less and be better at time management.


Waiting for What?


Many people spend time waiting for things to be ‘perfect’ before moving on to something else.  Married people wait, single people wait, parents wait, and grandparents wait. Things are often put off until the ‘perfect’ time, the perfect season the perfect financial situation, the perfect something.  While waiting life and time keeps on moving.  So my question this week is what are you waiting for?

 I have had several conversations with friends and family where people were waiting for the perfect time to do something.  Some people postponed going back to school, because of work or money. Some people postpone vacations because of lack of finances or not enough vacation time.  Some people are waiting to find the perfect mate or until the kids are out of the house.  My question is, ‘is there ever really a perfect time?’

 In my opinion there is never really a perfect time or perfect timing.  Time and life is filled with swift transition.  One day it is New Year’s Eve and then you look up and you are celebrating Memorial Day or the Fourth of July.  It just shows how quickly time passes us by.  What do we do to live the life of our dreams instead of waiting for the perfect time?

 Keep working toward your goals.  Do not let minor things get in the way of you accomplishing what you want to do.  These minor things may be other people, time, money or other responsibilities.  With the proper planning and preparation you can make things happen in your life.

 Remember to not bite off more than you can handle.  If you are planning to go on your dream vacation, plan, save, sacrifice and then go.  Be diligent about what you want and how to achieve your goals.  Take things one day at a time and make sure you tackle tasks in a manner that is comfortable for you.


Never say never.  Never seems so permanent.  Maybe begin to incorporate not right now into your vocabulary.  You never know what may happen and how your dreams may be just within your reach.

Be realistic.  It may take you five or ten years to make that trip to Paris.  That is fine.  Work within your limitations and do what you need to do in the meantime.  That may mean cutting back on the trips to the restaurants or the store purchasing the latest fashions.  Look at what you have and what you need to make your dreams happen and make an honest assessment.

 The moral of all this is to stop waiting.  Make plans to pursue your goals, dreams and desires and do not let anything or anyone stand in your way.  These things may take time, energy and a great deal of effort but anything worth having is worth working and fighting for.  You may have to take baby steps, but remember that “All things are possible”.