Have you ever met someone who is always going to do something, but never seems to get started? They either claim to be too busy to get to whatever it is, or they live in a perpetual state of procrastination. Are you this person?
Let’s do a quick test. Last week, Zig Ziglar shared his 6 Step Formula for Setting Goals, and the first step was to force yourself to sit down and write out your goals. Have you done this yet? Or, is it still something that you’re going to do?
Zig would warn you to get started now before you find out that you’ve been “cooked in the squat.” What does that mean? He explains it in this week’s featured video.
Zig Ziglar: Setting Goals (part 2 of 3)
The Featured Video this week is an excerpt from a course on setting goals by one of my favorite motivational speakers – Zig Ziglar. Don’t be fooled by the dated look of this video. Zig’s advice is powerful and timeless.
Selected Highlights from the Video
Listed below are some of the quotes and other information from the video that I found helpful. I hope you find them helpful too.
Getting Cooked in the Squat
“The people who wait for Aunt Matilda to move out, or John to get on the day shift, or the new models to come out, or the new mayor to come in, or for the new advertising campaign to get started … The people who wait on the new senator in Washington, or until inflation slows, or the rate of interest comes down, or the people who wait for changes to take place out there, before they do the changing in here, are flat gonna end up getting cooked in the squat.” – Zig Ziglar
Procrastination is a cancer that will eat away at your dreams until it reaches a point where those dreams become unattainable. The danger in putting something off for another day is that we are not guaranteed another day.
Listen to what the Bible says about living in the future.
13Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. (James 4:13-14, King James Version)
Today is the time to start accomplishing your dreams. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed. Life is too short to be always going to do something. Drop the going and just do it. Successful people don’t wait for things to change – they change things.
What dreams are you letting slip away from you? What is it that you’re always going to do but never have?