“My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” -Charles Dickens
Ouch! This one stings a bit since I’ve been a procrastinator since before I was born. I’m being entirely literal, people. I was supposed to be a Valentine’s Day baby, and I was born on February 24. I was 10 days late from the very beginning! I can procrastinate with the best of them!
However, if you feel that something is your true calling, I believe that you can make at least a little bit of time each day to do it. As with everything else, it all comes down to priorities. If being a writer is a priority for you, you’ll find a way to do at least a little bit each and every day.
Some people in your life may not understand your priorities. They may not get that–for you–writing is a calling, not a hobby. They may not know that you NEED to write to feel balanced and happy. If this is the case, find something in their life that they feel as strongly about, and present it to them through that paradigm.
“You know how much you love fishing, and how much joy it gives you? You know how you could go every single day, and it would be the best thing ever? That’s how I feel about my writing. Now do you understand why I make it a priority and do it first thing every day? I don’t just like it. It’s not a hobby for me. My writing is my calling. I know that if I follow my calling, God will bless us for it.”
I hope that my mention of God and blessings doesn’t offend you. In the past, I’ve tried to keep my faith and personal beliefs out of my writing, but in doing so, I didn’t feel that I was living up to my true calling. I’ll be sharing more with you about my spiritual journey and my faith in my post on Sunday.
For now, just remember that if you feel called to write, there’s no need to procrastinate. Do what you feel called to do, make it a priority, and I promise you will find a sense of peace, balance, and fulfillment when you do.