Gacad: This next new year

ON NEW year's eve, we all prepare for the coming of another 365 degree curve that we design. Our individual designs are unique and known only to us and of course, our Maker. Not even our closest family members or friends know how or what we intend to "draw" for the coming days, weeks and months in order to complete the picture for 2017. We are allowed to change things from time to time depending on how we would want to proceed. Pacing and timing is all up to us. That means we have to make decisions, no matter how simple or small, every now and then. This doesn't seem too difficult, right? The thing is, we have to own up to our decisions, our design and the vision we are trying to paint.

Look back at all the New Year's resolutions you've made in the last 10 years. You'll surely find repeats and "agains" from the list. Now go deeper and check which ones were actually started and took off (or not) and determine how far you've gone and for how long now. Check which ones were completed or accomplished, if any, and congratulate yourself. If there are unaccomplished items (are you kidding me?), you might want to reflect on the reasons why or why not and check whether you can continue doing it this year. This is getting more difficult now, isn't it. With your new 2017 list, add these to your previous "goals" and see whether you'll be able to do as you "resolved."

The easy part is making the resolutions. The quickest is the listing down. The hard part, though, is the doing! Don't fret - almost everyone does the same thing. What matters is the recognition that you've listed something down and haven't done anything about it. Maybe you've started but ended up discontinuing whatever it was you were meaning to do. Now here's the tricky bit - what to do about it!

Check out these quotes and here's hoping the humor will get you pumped up to actually do it this time around! Procrastination is no laughing matter, or is it? When it comes to procrastination most of us would rather cry than laugh! Yet, humour is powerful. We would be mistaken to underestimate it. But, then again, why not?! Laugh and move. Loosen up…be free…until the next bout of perfectionism comes along! Rinse and repeat. Don’t forget to have fun. . .

u201cIf and When were planted, and Nothing grew.” ~ Proverb

"One of these days I'm going to get help for my procrastination problem." ~ Unknown

"The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up." ~ Unknown

"One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow." ~ Vincent T. Foss

"He who hesitates is last." ~ Mae West

"When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller." ~ Anonymous

"If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done." ~ Unknown

"Slaying the dragon of delay is no sport for the short-winded." ~ Sandra Day O'Connor

"Hard work pays off later. Laziness pays off now. I've always been one for being in the moment." ~ Anonymous

"Procrastination always gives you something to look forward to." ~ Joan Konner

u201cProcrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot fun until you get the bill.” ~ Christopher Parker

"I like work. It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours." ~ Anonymous

"After all is said and done, more is said than done." ~ Anonymous

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow." ~ Mark Twain

"The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored, because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing." ~ Anonymous

u201cSomeday is not a day of the week.” ~ Author Unknown

"Warning: dates on this calendar are closer than they appear." ~ Anonymous

"Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment." ~ Robert Benchley

u201cTomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” ~ Spanish Proverb

"If something's hard to do, then what's the point?!" ~ Homer Simpson

"The worst form of procrastination is reading a procrastination quote, feeling the guilt and not doing anything about it." ~ Unknown

u201cA year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb

You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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