Procrastination and Focus

Maybe it is my personality type but at times I have struggled with procrastination.  Never on the big things, but on the smaller tasks that seem, well, small.  I work good under pressure but sometimes that can be a fault.  I have endeavored for years to overcome this quirk of mine, so I bought a book on procrastination.  (Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy) The sad thing is I never finished the book on procrastination:)

Yesterday, I was reading about the great poet Coleridge.  In this writing it was describing the man’s genius but that he never reached his fullest potential because he lost focus.  Let these words sink in:  “It has been said of him: ‘He lost himself in visions and work to be done, that always remained to be done.’  Coleridge had every poetic gift but one–the gift of sustained and concentrated effort.”

We must focus on what we believe God has placed within our hearts to accomplish.  We cannot allow our vision of what needs to be done to continue to be undone.  I have determined in my life to no longer procrastinate the important things in life.  It requires discipline!  Discipline to accomplish great things for God.  Let us pursue the vision God has for our life and do it without procrastination.

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