Why are you putting it off? You know what I’m talking about.
That thing you know you need to do. It might be big, might be small, it might be coming to the NCWA conference, it might be sending out that query letter, or submitting that article, or trying for that speaking engagement, it might be contacting that person that’s a little ahead of you on the writing journey, it might be reaching out to that person a little behind you.
Whatever it is, you’re holding back, procrastinating. If you’re like me you buy into the lie that says, “I’ll get to it tomorrow.” But tomorrow never comes does it?
“He’s hooking. He’s hooking. He’s hooking… Rock, Come on! What’s the matter with you?
“Tomorrow. Let’s do it tomorrow.”
“There is no tomorrow! THERE IS NO TOMORROW! THERE IS NO TOMORROW!”
Apollo is right.
If you’ve seen the movie the reason Rocky is only going through the motions is fear. He’s afraid. When he finally admits this to his wife on the beach it sets him free to hold nothing back and press into his training with everything he has.
Then let’s press through our fear. There is a great work Jesus has for each of us. And we are the only
ones who can do it.
You’re not alone. We have not been given a spirit of fear but a Spirit of power, love, and self-control.
Do it. Make the decision. Take action. Today.
James L. Rubart is the best-selling and award winning author of ROOMS, BOOK OF DAYS, THE CHAIR, SOUL’S GATE, and releasing in August, MEMORY’S DOOR. During the day he runs Barefoot Marketing which helps businesses and authors make more coin of the realm. In his free time he dirt bikes, hikes, golfs, takes photos, and occasionally does sleight of hand. No, he doesn’t sleep much. He lives with his amazing wife and teenage sons in the Pacific Northwest and still thinks he’s young enough to water ski like a madman. More at www.jameslrubart.com