“The Downside of Procrastination”           
An excerpt from Three Little Decisions.  

Procrastination. It’s not the biggest word in the dictionary but it certainly results in big-time consequences. One definition of procrastination is: the voluntary delay of some important task we intend to do, despite knowing that we’ll suffer as a result of the delay. It is self-deception when we wait to do a task, thinking it will be easier or more convenient later.

The more we wait, the more those tasks pile up and overwhelm! It’s like a logjam in a creek; sticks, logs, leaves and trash get caught and are unable to move along. The logjam’s cause is not always apparent, but the water slows and the backup in the creek worsens. To resume the water flow, regardless if we know why it’s backed up, the debris must be removed and little by little the clog releases.

As in life when we deal with smaller areas, eventually bigger things are exposed and when adequately addressed, the current flows once again. In the realm of personal growth, it’s easy to ignore any inclination to look deeper and watch a mindless TV re-run and think we’ll deal with it later. But, we only have today. If we continue to sidestep and procrastinate important decisions, eventually that proverbial rain check will harm our joy, health and relationships.

The quote by Bobby Maximus is good to consider: There are seven days in the week. Someday isn’t one of them.

The book has arrived!

If you’ve made it this far you already know my book is out!  I am beyond excited it has come to this point, and I’m praying it will be of help to all who read it. Feel free to contact me with your comments.

Three Little Decisions is an easy read that guides you through some of life’s bumps and bruises, using poignant stories, simple suggestions and ideas for overcoming those obstacles. Though reading a book about decision-making is easy, the challenge as always, is in the doing.

The premise of the book is to focus on  small decisions and little steps. Just do some little thing. One step leads to the next and the next until you find you have made good progress and are on your way to accomplishing the very thing that seemed insurmountable.

Speaking of steep mountains to climb, this is my view of the Colorado Rockies at sunset. It inspires me to see the amazing painting God does each evening.  His faithfulness and constancy touch me deeply and give me strength to move forward every day.