There is this tendency to delay what’s important until you are submerged in it neck deep and you have no other option but to confront it. This happens in our life, whether with regards to our health, or career choices or an important life decision like getting married or even something like wearing an helmet while riding a bike.
I was driving home in my car. As I reached a junction in my area, I saw a motorcyclist ahead of me who had his helmet hung around his side mirror. As he was nearing the junction signal, he got it off from the side mirror with his left hand and quickly placed it over his head in an attempt to avoid being caught by the cop standing on the other side of the signal.
His behavior reminded me of our typical attitude towards many things in life.
A helmet is a life-saving equipment first and a fine-avoiding tool later.
We wait for things to reach a critical point when we have no other choice but to confront them and finally make that choice we have been delaying all along. Instead of standing up and taking action we let things corner ourselves like a rat, and when we finally have no way to run, we submit to it. And that also for the wrong reasons.
Proactive vs Reactive?
Why do things only to avoid the consequence? Why not do them for the real reason why they need to be done in the first place?
Breaking a rule or a law and paying a fine shouldn’t be the motivation for action but your willingness to take personal responsibility to ensure road safety and actively share the road with others by following the rules.
It’s like you won’t spit or throw garbage on the road because you don’t want to pay a fine and not because you want to keep it clean since you use it along with many others.
What helmet are you delaying to wear? Why?
So my question to you is? What are you delaying today? A career choice? A critical health issue? or simply a blog post?
Are you waiting for someone to knock on the door to remind you? Or is your own personal reason enough to get you to do things?
Find your reason, connect it to the action that is needed and execute!
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