Don’t wait until you “feel like doing” whatever needs to be done. Procrastinating won’t help. Instead, we need to get in gear and start doing it. My mother used to annoy me by saying: “Ten minutes into the job and it’s halfway done.” 

Literalist that I was at the time, my teenage self thought that her statement was ludicrous! I knew it was going to take me two hours to weed the garden or rake the leaves—so what the heck kind of math was she using to determine that 10 minutes was half of 120?

But now I realize my mom was right then—and she’s still right now.

Here’s why: Getting started is half the battle.

If we wait for inspiration it might never arrive. But once we start whatever needs to get done, the odds favor that we’ll keep going until we finish—or at least make a good dent in the project. Thus, we’re already winning the battle. 

Whatever it is that you want to do, need to do, think might be good to do—whatever: Get your motor running and do it. You’ll be glad you did.

I’m @DianGriesel aka a perception analyst & strategist, creative attitude disrupter & adjuster; author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook & TurboCharged: The Silver Disobedience Edition; and the blogger and model known as @SilverDisobedience  More info on my websites (search my name) and at Wilhelmina Models. Silver Disobedience® is a Registered Trademark.