The Importance of Now
I know that for many of you there will be no need for a prompt on the importance of now, nor for me for that matter. But I had a very stark reminder of this yesterday and I guess that we all need these prompts of the need for immediate action from time to time.
Late on Saturday night I was just running through a new video that was due for publishing at 6am Monday. To my horror I noticed two slight problems that most viewers wouldn’t even think about. Not good enough for me though, things have to be as near perfect as I can get them. No, I’m not a perfectionist and I don’t have OCD – well, not all the time.
It was late, approaching 11pm and I’d had a busy, busy day, up at 4am and on the go all day. Do it on Sunday said Lazy voice in my head. OK. But Action voice was shouting NOW, NOW, do it NOW.
Action voice won. I turned the PC back on and sat down to sort it. No big deal to fix it really, just that I was getting very tired. But an hour later it was all done and everything was ready for uploading on Sunday morning.
Now here comes the reminder to take immediate action!
Sunday morning I received a phone call about my little grandson. He, along with 7 of his class-mates have Covid. People are having to self-isolate, the school is in lockdown, David is going for a PCR test in the afternoon, which has now confirmed positive, this is happening, that is happening. My son is now having to work from home, just when his boss has taken 3 months leave and his wife is a health worker who’s now worried she might have passed things on. The little chap is showing the effects of the virus, tiredness, headaches etc. which is never good for 6 year olds, they just don’t understand. I’m sure he’ll push through this and be back to his mischievous self in a week OR LESS.
So, the importance of now.
Had I not made myself correct the problems on Saturday night, there is the likelihood that I would have not completed them on Sunday with all that went on in the morning and afternoon. Or at very best, I would have been struggling against a very tight deadline to finish things. Thank goodness I did it all on Saturday, and after all, it only took an hour!
So, next time that Lazy voice is encouraging you to put things off, just remember that Action voice might just be right when he (or she) is telling you to DO IT NOW.
Have a great week everyone.