By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader
Done is better than perfection. As we embrace the second quarter of this year, one of the things we must immediately begin to do differently is to stop waiting for the ‘ideal time.’ It does not exist! So often, waiting for the perfect situation only prolongs one from making the necessary steps to accomplish goals and desires. I believe the underlying reason that people wait before taking initiating a task is the fear of the unknown. Most people would rather live in a known hell than take on an unknown fear. Not only is it common to have fear, but also, it’s good to have fear in that it causes an adrenalin rush to get the job done. So feel the fear and experience it, more importantly, you just can’t t allow that fear to hold you hostage of what needs to be accomplished. The worse thing that could happen is you fail to succeed. C.S. Lewis said, “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” No one is or ever will be exempt from mess-ups—it’s an integral part of life.
This is a year of greatness, favor and blessings but the only way to get what is rightfully yours is to get up and get out. I remember several fond memories of growing up in Arkansas, one in particular was when I failed to do a chore in a timely manner, I would tell my mother—I’m gonna’ do it and my mom would immediately reply, ‘oh ‘Gonna’ is a good dog—but Do is the best!’ It was her way of reminding us not to simply talk about it but “to be” about it—Do it. Since life is so short, why continue to wait unnecessarily—weight broke the bridge down.
Often our talk is backed by little action, as if the words alone will take wings and self manifest. This only happens when your talk equals faith “…according to your faith let it be done to you (Matthew 9:29).” Anyone who has ever done anything probably didn’t accomplish perfection during the first trial run. In most cases, you have to fail your way to success. Winston Churchhill said, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Yes, timing is everything, but you can’t keep waiting and waiting until the so-called perfect time when EVERYTHING will be just right. Maya Angelou said, “Nothing changes unless you do…” The way to change your life and impact the lives of others is to stop hiding behind fear. One word of encouragement could catapult someone into destiny. You don’t have to be perfect to live in an imperfect world. Not only are you imperfect, so is the world and everyone around you. God doesn’t require perfection—He only wants availability for you to be about kingdom work and begin to walk into a spirit of excellence. So step into your greatness and out of fear—just get it done.
What do you need to get things done…?
© Effie Rolfe is an Author of “Supersize Your Thinking,” Media Personality and Motivational Speaker. You can contact her on twitter.com/effiedrolfe. Listen to her show daily on urbanpraiseradio.org (2015 Stellar Award Winner for Best Internet Radio Station)