The new year is in full swing. Seems like the perfect time to start new habits. And so we ponder and daydream of what we'd like to change. But you know, I think we tend to exalt the dream more than taking action!
Action always generates inspiration.
Inspiration seldom generates action.
- Frank Tibolt
Reminds me of another cute little quote I came across several years ago: "Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes" (Robert M. Hutches). Funny!.... and oh so true.
You want to get in better shape? Go for a walk—now—instead of having a snack. You want to be closer to God? Get into the Word—now—instead of checking Facebook.
Don't wait to feel motivated. Just do it—right now!
And, yeah... as I sit here and write, my 5-year-old comes upstairs to inform me that he "lost" his bouncy ball in the treadmill. Yes, in the treadmill. The very treadmill that the boys are not supposed to touch. I can hear it rolling around in there when I lift the plank. Great. So much for exercise in the winter. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr..........
You want to vent less anger? (I do.) Take a deep breath—NOW—instead of verbally puking all over everyone. You want to be more joy-filled? (I do.) Instead of complaining, thank God for your blessings—now.
Just do it. Action generates inspiration.