By Effie Rolfe
Doing is better! My beloved Mom, W.D Rolfe always reminded me that the things I say I am going to do are good. However, to actually do those things is far better. To quote her exact words, “Old Gonna’ is a good dog—but ‘Do’ is the best!” She wanted my words to mirror my actions and my actions to mirror my words. I share that same sentiment today as I close my eyes and find myself about to step into a brand new year! Now is the time to find ways and means to do what matters most. Very often in order to accomplish that feat, we must do what is necessary, instead of waiting, wishing and regretting. The right time is while YOU still have time. You have exactly 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes and 31,536,000 seconds to get it done. That’s enough time to go around the world and back. Guess what? Waiting for a perfect situation or the right reason only means a longer wait. In other words, when you wait to do what you already know to do, you are using sorry excuses from last year. And you already know that. That’s why it’s time to stop slacking off and get serious about accomplishing your goals and aspirations. You are not getting any younger! But you already know that.
It is my opinion, the core reason most people wait before taking action; procrastinate or put off taking care of business is because of that four-letter word known as FEAR. Everywhere you look fear exists. Is this a surprise? No, of course not. What may surprise you is that most people would rather live in a known hell than face fear head on! Fear is not the enemy. No response and doing nothing is the real and true enemy!
Face the fears as the adrenalin rushes and do what it takes to get going and complete the job! You really are bigger than your fear. Why because greater is He that lives in you! What is the worse that could happen if you don’t succeed? Try and try and try and try and try! 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. Television Host, Tavis Smiley even wrote a book titled, “Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure.”
2017 is your best year yet! Greatness, favor and blessings are all reserved just for you! Seize the opportunity now. Not tomorrow and heaven knows not next year… since you’re not getting out of life alive—do it now or die trying.
I remember several fond memories of growing up in Arkansas, one in particular was being reminded over and over that life is too short to wait on time because time waits for absolutely no one. If I remember correctly it was the “weight” that actually broke the bridge down.
You don’t have to start with perfection, but you do have to start somewhere! Act now! New Year! New beginning! New faith! “….according to your faith let it be done to you (Matthew 9:29).” It truly is all about timing! So set your clock. Make a paradigm shift. Change the way you see yourself this year. Maya Angelou said, “Nothing changes unless you do…” The way to change your life and impact the lives of others is to come out of hibernation and spring forward. It’s your choice. Make that change. You are destined to do great things in 2017. If you put one foot in front of the other, it’s just a matter of time before you make the Change. Step by step!
You are destined to do great things in 2017?
©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)