Don’t Wait, Act Now

Procrastination is the thief of time and the robber of dreams and visions. Many people with dreams don’t act, they keep postponing action, waiting for the perfect time and the right opportunity and as a result, they die without realising their dreams. What a tragedy, to lie on one’s death bed and look back with regret on a life of procrastination and missed opportunities as a result of failure to take action.
So what are you waiting for before you act on that dream of yours? While you are trying to conjure up an answer or excuse to justify your inactions, let me tell you a story about a man named Jonathan. Jonathan was the son of Saul, the first king of Israel and although he should have been king following the demise of his father, he knew it would not happen because David had been anointed king over Israel. Jonathan did not resent David for this, as a matter of fact the Bible records that he loved David as his own soul and it was no secret that Jonathan loved David and chose David over his own father, because Saul once said to Jonathan, “do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion?”
Jonathan knew he could not be king after his father but he had another dream and that was to be David’s friend and adviser when he (David) became king of Israel. At the last meeting between both men, Jonathan said to David, “Fear not; thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee.” This was Jonathan’s dream and vision but it never materialised because he did not take action to bring it to pass. He knew what he wanted out of life but he did nothing to make it happen. If he wanted to be David’s deputy, he should have switched camps but, he didn’t and so, it never happened. He died fighting a battle he had no business fighting, and side by side with a man he should have departed from. He knew where he was meant to be but each day that he procrastinated and failed to take steps from where he was to where he should be, brought him closer to his last day on earth and took him further away from the realisation of his dream. Each day that goes by without any action on your part to move from where you are to where you want to be has robbed you of the realisation of your dreams. If Jonathan had moved one day before his death, his life would have been preserved. David did not go to that battle; he was turned away last minute. If Jonathan had switched to David’s camp, he would not have been in that battle and he would have lived to see his dreams realised.
What is it that you want out of life? Where is it that you should be? If you know, then stop waiting and start taking steps to get there.
Eturuvie Erebor

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