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Tomorrow – Plan On It!

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   9 Comments | Posted in dreams · goals
I have spent a lot of time sitting on my backside waiting for things to happen.  And by “things” I don’t mean an end to the laundry spin cycle or the percolator to brew that perfect cup of java. I mean THINGS, like a new job or an opportunity to do something important. You know…THINGS.
How often have you heard a friend say, “Next year when I have more money. . .” or “Once I find a better job. . .”  Maybe you are even the person saying it.  The question is, what is being done to make the THING happen?  

My brother told me once that a goal without a plan is just a dream.  Boy, was he right.  It turns out that THINGS rarely happen on their own.  We have to make them happen, or at least point our lives in the right direction.  Who knew?

Yeah, that sounds pretty obvious, but as a kid I was a natural optimist, be-bopping along figuring whatever was wrong with today would surely be better tomorrow.  A little angel magic would come along, right?  What I know now that I didn’t know then is that waiting for THINGS does not make them happen.  The angel magic exists, but it is found in the planning and the working, the sometimes sweating and fighting for our end goal.
Whatever it is you want, go for it. Life is too short, buttercup, to wait for tomorrow. 

Better that we plan for it, instead.

Til next time –
Lisa


9 Responses to "Tomorrow – Plan On It!"

  1. Comment by BECKY
    July 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm  

    Oh, gosh, Lisa! I just know you were talking straight in my direction when you wrote this….weren't you??!! I almost wrote something similar to this last night, but I was too busy stressing over the stupid Blogger-wouldn't-let-people-leave-comments thingy!! Acckk! Talk about a waste of time! Sheesh! I promise to do better….starting….soon…very soon! 😀

  2. Comment by Lynn
    July 6, 2010 at 4:49 pm  

    Lisa how true that is! I have realized this in my little health dilemma – what is it that I want to accomplish (before I go) – and I better get moving on it!

  3. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    July 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm  

    I teach A-B-Cs in school, but in real life I rely on C-B-As: conceive it, believe it, achieve it! You are so right, Lisa. Today is the day; what are we waiting for? Thanks for the pep talk.

  4. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    July 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm  

    Hi ladies – I think I was mostly giving my tends-to-wait-for-stuff-to-happen self a much needed pep talk. 😛 Glad it struck a chord with y'all, too!

  5. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    July 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm  

    Right on, Lisa! We are on the same page, I do believe. I have really been putting myself out there this past year, and things are coming together right now. I can just feel it. I'm not sure about the details, but The Force (for me that is God) is with me!!! May it also be with all of you. Yay!

  6. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    July 6, 2010 at 10:34 pm  

    Hey Kathy! It is pretty amazing how the universe works with us when we take steps in the right direction. Things aren't easy, but at least there's progress! And I'm with you…may God bless us, every one. 🙂

  7. Comment by Karen Lange
    July 7, 2010 at 11:54 am  

    Good advice. Someone once told my husband that "It is easier to steer a moving ship than one sitting still in the water." I think of that often when debating about moving forward.

  8. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    July 7, 2010 at 12:14 pm  

    Hi Karen – I've never heard that before, but it is a great quote. I'll think of that, too, the next time I'm overthinking something!

  9. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    July 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm  

    If you plan it, it will come. (Maybe not quite the WAY you planned it, but I'd have to think up another adage to fit that.)Except that I've been planning to lose five pounds for a while-and I seem to be stuck in the planning stage. (Maybe I need to eat more butter! Yeah, I'm reading backwards- 🙂


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