Sometimes you have something you need to do, but you keep putting it off. There’s a word for that; it’s called procrastination. If you’re having trouble getting started, here’s a tip: begin by carving out a small part of the job, and get started. You don’t have to finish the entire project at once, but the simple act of beginning will make you feel better about the job at hand.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Take the first step. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” And that’s perfect advice for getting things done sooner rather than later.
The Secret of Getting Things Done Is Getting Started
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.
I am only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
Have you something to do tomorrow? Do it today.
I leave this rule for others when I’m dead. Be always sure you’re right—then go ahead.
Do the unpleasant work first and enjoy the rest of the day.
Marie T. Freeman
So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control.
1 Peter 1:13 NLT