The Importance of Now

Last Update: November 01, 2021

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.

Bux

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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
Not dealing with the now can result in many lost opportunities.

Many years ago I used to sell photos to one of those stock photo sites. In this case, I think it was IStock.

One day, I needed to take a walk.

Across the street from my apartment was parked a giant bulldozer with a little boy sitting in the driver's seat. Who I assumed was his mother was standing up the street a ways, keeping an eye on things. What an adorable photo this would make! The IStock people would love it! Normally, when I'm out and about I'll have my camera with me along with a couple of my favorite lenses. But on this day, I didn't. This was before cell phones were a thing, so I didn't have one of those either.

I dashed back to my apartment to grab my camera along with a couple of release forms.

But by the time I got back, the little boy and his mother were gone.

Bummer.

Terry
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davebux Premium Plus
I've learnt to never go anywhere without my little notebook AND pencil, and most times a phone or camera
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FKelso Premium Plus
Good reminder...I did the same thing recently; was actually in bed when I got to stewing about some corrections I had to make on a recent blog post. Finally got up and did them, and the next day received a compliment on the changes. It, too, took about an hour, but was really glad to have the job done.
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davebux Premium Plus
Yrs Fran. It makes you feel good.
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Senanelo2 Premium
Bux hope your grandson has recovered. Wishing the whole family a speedy recovery from this disease.
What you went through about now, is normal. At times we listen to the second voice which says later or tomorrow and then we find that tomorrow has different things happening. It is always good to listen to the first voice.
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davebux Premium Plus
That's exactly it. Perfect words Senanelo.
Tomorrow has different things happening.
That's going in my diary. In fact I've stopped and actually written in the diary right NOW.
Brilliant.
Bux
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Newme202 Premium
I hope your grandson is recovering well
Children usually are made of tougher exterior than us adults
I know that it must be so sad
But I have every faith that he will pull through

So happy that you listened to that action voice
Well done my OCD and semi- perfectionist ;)
You made it just in time
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davebux Premium Plus
Thanks S.
Yes, little David will burst back into his usual rumbustious self in a few days.
My son now has it which means the rest of the family will probably succumb too. Fortunately they are all over a thousand miles away on a little island in the middle of the Atlantic.
So glad your own health is improving day by day.
Take care of yourself.
Dave
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Newme202 Premium
They will all be ok :)
Thank you for your kind words
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davebux Premium Plus
You are very welcome. YAnd no, I'm not worried about them, they are a tough old lot.
Semi-perfectionist, OCD and Kind.
Crikey, I am getting good.
😎
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Newme202 Premium
Lol
You said it ;)
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
Sorry to hear about the little one Bux. At that age I'm sure he will be fine.

A great lesson shared about never putting off until tomorrow, what can be done today!

Take care buddy!:-)
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davebux Premium Plus
Thanks Nick, yes it is so important to get stuff done some times.
The little one will be ok I'm sure, but now my son has it which means the rest of the clan will probably be affected.
Thank goodness they're a thousand miles away on a little island in the middle of the Atlantic.
Keep that beer cool for me.
Bux
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
The chiller is working overtime keeping your beer cool here my friend!

I hope the rest of the clan aren't affected too badly there. But where is there?

1000 miles away in the Atlantic, I can only think of Madeira or the Canaries?

If everything goes well I should be arriving back in Blighty on Sunday to pay a quick visit with the folks! I'll have to wait and see if they let me enter Bristol airport first, or even get on the plane!:-)
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davebux Premium Plus
Enjoy your trip or not.
Other direction for my lot, off the top of Scotland.
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
Thanks my friend!

Faroe islands or Iceland then for your lot!

Must get seriously chilly there in winter time!
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davebux Premium Plus
It is but my son still wanders around in a T shirt.
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