Time to Act


You cannot mourn the fact that you did not act sooner. If you did not, you had your reasons.  There is no going back to change the past, and there is really no reason for beating yourself up over a history that you cannot change.  You can only work on today.

You can plan to do something in the future.  Many of us put off as much as we can and relegate it to the future.  Unfortunately, the future is not here, and you do not know what may come up in the future.  Remember, the future is a ‘maybe’ on many levels. There are no guarantees.

So you are in the here and now.  I like to call it “Today.”  What are you going to do today?  Make a list of what actions you wish to start and/or complete and go do it.  No excuses. And never, “I am going to do this, but I am starting by taking a little rest.”

If you are tired, then work on your sleep habits.  Set a plan and stick to it.  The project is not something you should have done or will do.  Put the plan in place, and take care of your needs.  And yes, even the work for better sleep will not happen overnight. 

We are not machines.  We do not upload a program and go off never to error again.  We are biological creatures, and a learning curve is almost always in place.  Remember, do your best, but don’t beat yourself up in the process of self-betterment.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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