This is What’s Stopping You

Photographer:  Dion Tavenier

If not now, when?

Do you have something you want to do? It could be taking a trip, finding a new job, remodeling or redecorating, buying a new car, or the first thing that popped into your head when you read that question.

Or, is there something you need to do? Maybe you need to lose weight, start taking better care of yourself, finish your degree, address depression or, again, the first thing that came to mind when you read that second question.

There’s a major reason why you might feel stuck in any of these situations. You may feel you’re doing everything you need to do to move forward, yet there’s that “one-step-forward-two-steps-back” scenario going on.

This is the reason. You’ve said it more times than you want to admit:

“Someday I’ll …”

You’ve had someone tell you (with not just a little sarcasm) that “someday” is not a day of the week. Well that’s helpful, huh? We all know that “someday” isn’t a new eighth day of the week, but we continue to use “someday” as our reason for putting off what we know we must do or want to do. Why?

There are many reasons and you’ve probably already thought of a few. The most common reason – and this is a reason, not an excuse – is that we really don’t see whatever it is we’re thinking about happening right now. Sure, there are other factors that might require therapy of one kind or another. We might feel unworthy or uneducated to have what we want. We might lack the kind of self-love necessary to move forward.

It could be wishful thinking. If we always have some pie in the sky hope it might give us mediocre comfort for our present situation. Ernest Holmes taught us that hope is good – it’s better than despair – but it pales in the face of true faith.

This isn’t about faith entity separate from us. It’s about faith in the power within you. It’s about getting to that point where we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. No matter what you need to do or want to do, and no matter how hard you’ve tried in the past, you can take steps today to make that hope into a reality.

Someday doesn’t exist in faith. That would be in the realm of blissful hope. In faith we know with assured expectation that our desires are made manifest by our words and actions. Get a handle on your “someday” situation today. There are two buttons below that will help you do that. Use one of them. Or both!

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