Ready? Set? Go!

_Create a definite plan for carrying out

In a few hours our garage sale will be under way and we won’t be ready. But we will have started. It’s just the way it goes for us. The timing is never perfect, and things always interrupt our work.

This time it was 3 orphaned squirrels that literally showed up on our doorstep. They need regular care, sometimes in the middle of the night. We definitely could have picked a more convenient time.

There are a dozen good reasons to have a garage sale and probably a hundred reasons to keep us from following through. That’s what happens with most good actions. Some of those actions could literally change our life, but we end up choosing one of the hundred reasons that keep us stuck.

“If nothing changes in your behavior, why would you expect tomorrow to be different than today?”

Here are twelve things that you could take action on today: (there’s a million more)

  1. Start a Business
  2. Build an Emergency Fund
  3. Read a Self-Help Book
  4. Subscribe to a Blog or Podcast
  5. Start Exercising
  6. Update Your Resume
  7. Write a Book
  8. Help your Neighbor
  9. Research a new Career Path
  10. Hire a Coach
  11. Pay off Debt
  12. Have a Garage Sale

Before we know it, the squirrels will be on their own and life will “return to normal”. I know that we are doing one thing this weekend that has been a lot of work, but we needed to get it done. Yay for us this time!

What about you? What do you need to do today to begin changing your life. Ok, a garage sale will not change your life, but it could help you build momentum. The point is getting started even when things aren’t perfect. We are rarely ready and never set, but we just have to go! You will be glad you did!

What do you need to get started on? Leave a comment below. I would love to continue a conversation. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and I would be honored if you subscribed to this blog. Ready? Set? Go! Thanks for reading!


About The Author

Duane Rockensock

Duane (Rocky) Rockensock is a husband, a dad, and the National Reconditioning Manager for AmeriGas Propane. Since he was a teenager, Duane has loved hearing the stories of how people have started creative businesses or found ways to use their talents to accomplish amazing things. For that reason he started this blog to encourage teens and adults to find their purpose and to provide the tools and resources to make that happen!