FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 17th Aug 2020

Procrastination is like a credit card: It’s a lot of fun until you get the bill
– Christopher Parker
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. It is the thief of time.
According to Alexander Graham Bell “concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus”. The story of two seeds narrated below will probably explain the effect of procrastination in our lives.
Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile soil. The first seed said, “I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth’s crust above me … I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring … I want to feel the warmth of
the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!“ And so she grew…
The second seed said, “Hmmmm. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don’t know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts … what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe.” And so she waited…
A hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it. We must understand that the more we sweat in practice, the less we bleed in battle
Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is there are only two things in life; reasons and results, and reasons don’t count.
Robert Anthony

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