An Irish Blessing
“May you always be blessed
with walls for the wind,
a roof for the rain,
a warm cup of tea by the fire,
laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you,
and all that your heart might desire.”
As we approach the New Year I’d like to take a moment to thank you for following my blog and to congratulate you to the degree that you’ve taken steps to live an uncommon life. My wish to you is that you know happiness, purpose and meaning, not as an end, but as a means to an end.
To what end? That your life might be an inspiration to others, that the future might be changed for the better. But why wait until the New Year? You have two whole days left in this one! Imagine how much you can change in two days. If I had a magic wand, I’d love to cure the world of procrastination, for it is the root of many ills.
Procrastination not only spoils the blessings ready to be born into the world at any given moment, but it also causes a ripple effect, a wave of doubt, uncertainty and failure that destabilize the future for you and others beyond you. If you eschew procrastination – either gradually or by going cold turkey – you will no longer find it difficult to dedicate yourself to a higher purpose. When you give up procrastination, you give up trying and what’s left is the unwavering ability to get things done.
Life, like music, has a rhythm to it. Move in accordance with that rhythm and achievement displaces futility and frustration. Not everyone can dance, but everyone has the capacity to move gracefully and harmoniously with the pulsations of life. These pulsations surge from within and one of the primary blockages to developing the sensitivity to the rhythms of life is the nasty habit of procrastination.
Like all habits, this one can be changed. All it takes is resolve and fortunately, everyone can afford resolve!