Wow! – I can’t believe it was November when I last completed a Partnership to Success assignment.
I could make any number of excuses; car hunting in November, the death of my Mother, her funeral, Christmas and illness in December, sorting Mum’s house, doing my tax return and seeing clients in January. But excuses are all they are.
The simple truth is that we either get done the things that are most important to us, or we do what seems most urgent, or we procrastinate and find less important things to do.
So now I find myself working on Week 6 of Partnership to Success, when I should be on week 25 if I was on target.
Today, I’ve once again given this programme the priority I need to in order to make a success of it. My aim is to average 3 assignment weeks per week, by working on them, on average, 5 mornings per week. This means that I should be back on track within 10 weeks.
It’s so easy to let things slide; then find that hours have turned into days, days into weeks, weeks into months and months into years. Before we know it, things that were once relevant and presented great opportunities are now out of date and worthless. This lesson really hit home to me when clearing out some of my old possessions from my Mother’s house recently; much of it was damaged from decay, or had been taken, or thrown out, by other family members; all because I didn’t deal with it years ago when I should have done.
Note to self; and anyone interested enough to be reading this. To quote the famous textile designer and novelist Willliam Morris:
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
Also, especially when it comes to making money online – don’t buy anything that you don’t have an immediate use for; otherwise, chances are, the information will be out of date before you get around to using it; and the opportunity will be gone – along with your hard-earned money.
Sadly, I know this to be true from my own experience 🙁