Vail Daily column: It’s go time
June 5, 2013
This week there were a couple of quotes or sayings that for whatever reason I had heard repeatedly. The first one was, "If it were easy everyone would be doing it." And the second saying was, "Good things come to those who wait, but not for those who wait too late."
I saw these words of encouragement in emails, and one was highlighted in a book that a friend had sent me. Other friends and associates used them on different calls and meetings. Coincidence or am I being sent a message?
The timing could not be better as I have been putting off some major decisions, projects and goals. There has been so much going on that the excuses seemed easier than the activity required to get things accomplished.
It's go time. Time to get after things, time to stop daydreaming and getting lost in aimless thoughts and trying to come up with one more creative excuse. It's go time.
Is it "go time" for you?
You see, I know where the starting line is, I know how to get myself fired up and ready for action. I am also typically self-motivated and the coach or motivator for others. I know how to do this and what to do. But maybe like many of you reading this, I temporarily lost my inspiration or drive. I have allowed self-prescribed downtime to start becoming a habit instead of a respite.
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It's "go time!"
The term has been used in locker rooms by coaches before a big game. It has been used by boxing managers prior to walking into the ring for a big fight. Businessmen and women have said the words, "It's go time," just before entering a meeting. And for those of you like me who have found themselves bordering on a rut or prolonged procrastination, we say it to ourselves as we wake up and take that first look in the mirror. "It's go time!"
I may not be an expert on this, but what I do know is that it just takes a little inertia to spark momentum. And once we have just a little momentum we start to gain traction. As we dig in and allow our traction to turn into an accelerated purpose we find ourselves back on the path to success. "It's go time!"
Is there something waiting for you to start? Or are you waiting for something to start? Either way I would love to hear all about your "go time" at firstname.lastname@example.org because when you get back into it and after it, whatever "it" is, this will be a better than good week.
Michael Norton is a strategic consultant, business and personal coach and motivational speaker, and CEO of http://www.candogo.com. He writes a weekly motivational column for the Vail Daily.