Today’s prompt comes to us courtesy of Grey’s Anatomy:
Meredith Grey~ A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. “Never leave that till tomorrow”, he said, “which you can do today.”
This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you’re wrong? What if you’re making a mistake you can’t undo?
The early bird catches the worm.
A stitch in time saves nine.
He who hesitates is lost.
We can’t pretend we hadn’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying.”
On your blog react to the following: We have 5, count them, 5 Mondays left of the school year! In the weeks that remain, how will you “seize the day”? What one thing have you been putting off or procrastinating about that you need to choose to do NOW? What decision have you been laboring over? Lay out all the facts, why is this decision so hard for you to make. Is it like Meredith said and that you may simply be afraid of making the choice and watching things play out? We all waste time, I’m just as guilty as the rest of you. Where does your wasted time lie? Has Pinterest claimed it? Has the TV or Facebook sucked you in? Where do you believe that you waste most of your time? Do you get pulled into a good book and nothing else can happen until you see the characters through? What tasks or assignments have suddenly become more difficult for you? Did you understand your Math class up until about two weeks ago? What actions can you take to change all these things? What’s your plan? Develop some goals and action steps and give them a timeline.
Your post is due Friday, April 6, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.