I really enjoy the song from Tangled by Grace Potter. It’s catchy and upbeat, two of my favorite things in a song, but as I was singing it I realized it had a key for why I don’t get the things done that I should.
Okay, I do get things done, I don’t want you to think I twiddle my thumbs around here, but we all have voices in our heads telling us what we should have gotten done. And our reasons for not doing said things.
So, I was wondering what is it that tends to hold me back when it hit me — wham!
Take a quick listen:
She said, I want something that I want;
Something that I tell myself I need
Something that I want
And I need everything I see.
Most of the time I don’t get things done because I’m waiting for something I’ve convinced/told myself I need. Case in point — blog posts. I’ve meant to be timely on them, but I’ve given myself the slip because my computer’s on it’s last leg. So, I’ll do better once I have a new one.
Guess what self? You won’t.
Each day it’s about learning to create better habits, the one’s we want in our lives. And I can’t do that if the piece I need to accomplish it is always just a little farther out there.
On the plus side this argument applies to pretty much every part of life. Spiritual, physical, work… you name it.
So what have you been putting off and why? Maybe you’ve convinced yourself too that what you want is really a need — if so it might be holding your back from success.
1st Timothy 6:6 (ESV) “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment.”