that thing

It’s out there.

On the corner of your desk, under a stack of papers, stuffed in a drawer. Or maybe it’s just written on one of many “to do” lists.

It’s “that thing”. That thing you’ve been meaning to get to. That thing you need to get done. That thing that keeps getting placed just below the daily priorities. That thing that’s been hanging out there a while.

Sure you’ve got your reasons (excuses!) for not getting it done, but who cares? That thing is still not finished. Maybe you don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re not sure how to finish it. Or maybe you know exactly what to do and simply don’t enjoy it. Whatever. Doesn’t matter. It’s still not done.

But that’s yesterday’s unfinished results. Today is fresh. Today is open possibility. Today is time for a decision: to do or not to do. Take it off the list forever undone or make it happen? Only you know for sure.

Decide. Act. Move forward.



  1. The first step is usually the hardest. The very act of taking action very often provides the momentum to take the second step and once you’ve done that … well, might as well keep going.


    1. After the first step, I find I’m most challenged by the middle steps. My initial enthusiasm has worn off, I’ve taken care of the low hanging fruit and now it’s the difficult ones, other projects seem more interesting, I need to think about it and study some more, etc… and it grinds to a halt (or at least a zombie-like stagger).


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