Prepare a Plan & Don’t Procrastinate!

It’s a commonly repeated adage: “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.”  OK, maybe not intentionally, but it happens, nevertheless. Sad, but true.

So I’m giving it another shot – another blog challenge, this time the 31 Days Blog Challenge. Today’s task: prepare a plan for your posts. Well, life has once again thrown me  a curve ball and I simply felt weepy all day (see yesterday’s post), and trying to concentrate and plan or accomplish anything didn’t really work very well.

So I’m “cheating” and snagging this note I wrote at Facebook almost a year ago, September 2011, about not procrastinating and finishing what you start – strange irony here, for sure!

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Don’t procrastinate!!

Finish what you start!!

I am reminded of all the craft and sewing projects I have lying around the house…

not to mention freelance work I have attempted and given up on completing…

changes in my lifestyle for the sake of my health that I started and have not been consistent in maintaining…

the ongoing struggle to keep up with my grad work, instead of quitting…

trying to meet everyone else’s needs when I’m not even sure I have the strength to manage my own…

OK, OK – I get the message!!

As Joyce Meyer shared in a couple of her devotional books that I read regularly:

From Starting Your Day Right: “Procrastination is one of the greatest barriers to putting God’s word into action in our lives. It takes self-control to DO something, and it also takes self-control NOT to do something. Ask God to fill you with the power of self-control in order to overcome procrastination and be a doer of the Word.”

From New Day, New You: “If you have been tempted recently to give up – DON’T! If you don’t finish the thing you are currently involved in, you will face the same challenges in the next thing you start. Some people spend all their lives starting new things and never finishing anything. Let us make the decision that we will be more than people who never reached their full potential.”

Here’s to a renewed commitment to fulfilling the potential God has placed within each of us as a new season is upon us!

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So with that as my motivation to prepare a plan and not procrastinate – I revived my Ning network and started a private group for “blog buddies” in this 31 Days Blog Challenge. Feel free to join us if you are part of the challenge and still looking for a blog buddy – or if you would simply like to socialize in the Network!

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