We just recently had a Stake Conference. For Mormon’s, stake conference is when the whole area gets together for one large-scale meeting where we often hear from a general authority and the stake presidency. During this conference one of the counselors in our stake presidency (President Green), made a comment that really resonated with me.
He stood up and said “I love to see the temple, I’m going there someday”, quoting the words to one of the popular Mormon Primary songs.
But, he added, why is it always “someday”? Why isn’t it “I love to see the temple, I’m going there today”… or tomorrow, or next month, or something specific?
The problem is that we too often procrastinate things in our life that are important. Going to the temple is only one example, but it could just as easily be seeing the bishop, repenting, forsaking that favorite sin, apologizing to someone, forgiving someone, serving someone, etc.
There are all kinds of things in our lives that press for our attention, and we tend to focus the most on those things that are most urgent, not necessarily most important. Because of this, we end up convincing ourselves that we’ll do it “someday”.
How about today? If not today, then set a date. Make it real. Get it done. You’ll be happier once you do.
Life is often about momentum, and momentum is nothing more than the accumulated effect of lots of little steps. So take a little step, set a date, and do it.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each tomorrow
Find us farther than today.
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