Get to Work

It’s Guest Post Monday!!! This post is from Andrew Zahn who is an actor and corporate sales trainer. Make sure to check out his blog Creatives and follow him on Twitter. If you would like to be featured on the Guest Post Monday.

It’s about time that all the workshops, webinars, e-mail subscriptions, cd’s, podcasts, speeches and preachers and teachers and keynote feature speaker talk…

Stops.

It’s about time that getting by, inching on, just ‘getting through the day,’ one step forward two steps back, and lack of concern or lack of attack stops. It just makes nothing but a life of naps.

It’s about time.

It’s really about where the rubber meets the road and becomes our own with the practical hands on, real life, tried-and-tested, true to form, hands-down, read deal, easy to understand, and easier to do.

It’s about time.

It’s about time that all reservations, inclinations, and tentative conversations take a back seat to implementation, vitalization, and radical transformation. Complacency and apathy have no part of who we are or what we do. We’re better than that. We’ve got to give up blame because it’s a steady rain that leaves a stain that’s name is “not my fault.”

It’s about time.

It’s about time that we stop hugging stress like it’s our best friend and send it packing back to the pretend land where it has no upper hand.

It’s about time.

It’s about time to stop making excuses cause they’re useless. They leave us nowhere in life but clueless and in duress, held captive by their false sense of security. See, it’s just you stopping yourself telling everyone else that it’s their fault that you’re not free to succeed.

It’s about time.

It’s about time to stop starting over and wasting time because we have no guarantees for tomorrow so why not make the most of every today.

Make the most of every day.

Of every.

Single.

Moment.

Question: How do you make the most of your day?

 

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  • It IS about time!
    I remember growing up and reading a decorative plaque that hung on our wall as I waited for the bus to pick me up. It basically said that each day costs us one day of our lives. It ended something like this: “when tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. I hope I won’t regret the price I paid for it.”
    As I’ve grown up, I try to remember those words.

    • Put that on a t-shirt upside down so it you can read it as you wear it. Yes indeed.

      • That would be funny, I’m clumsy as it is, if I were to be reading my shirt I’m sure to stumble into a few people (or buses)!

    • Anonymous

      What a great decoration, something every person should have and reflect on. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Loved this post. I tend, at times, to be very non-scripted in my day, i.e. I fly by the seat of my pants. I suspect I waste a lot of time doing so. I need to be more objective (not sure if that is the right word). Thanks Andrew for a “push.”

    • Hey Bill,

      Interested you mentioned living ‘non-scripted’ because I’m 100% for a fly-by-the-seat day, but also 100% for planning and intention. It’s a balance of both I’d suppose.

      Glad you enjoyed the post!

    • Anonymous

      I think I have a balance of both. Some days I’m flying by the seat of my pants while other days I’m focused and planned. If you have not checked out Andrews blog make sure you do. He writes some great stuff!!!

  • It is time to get busy on our intentions in 2012!!

    Now is the time to sit, think, and plan what you intend to accomplish. This activity should march on past the third week of January. These are not resolution, these are life plans in action. Go, go, go!! The time is at hand. The clock is ticking. Move on your most important thought today.

    Thanks for a nice reminder and wonderful post.

    • Thanks much Spencer! Resolutions are just words… I love that you called these ‘life plans in action.’

    • Anonymous

      Taking time to think, plan, and goal set is so important. I also would add it’s important to put it in writing. Thank you for reading and sharing.

  • It’s about time… I discovered your writing! :p Couldn’t resist. But seriously, I enjoyed this post a great deal, glad to meet you, Andrew. One of my goals is to improve my intentionality with my every day schedule, so your thoughts are quite timely.

    • Intentionalists unite! Thanks for the comment and I’m so glad you enjoyed the post Stephen.

    • Anonymous

      Such a great goal Stephen, good luck with your daily schedule.

  • It’s about time I read a great post like this :) Great advice!

    • Anonymous

      Glad you enjoyed it. Make sure you check out Andrews blog.

    • My pleasure Don!

  • Ahhhh! Making the best of every day starts with a glance outside – you see, I live in paradise. Mountains, pine trees, sky (and now snow, lots of snow). God gives me His best everyday, so listening to His Word and rejoicing in His beauty is how I make the most of my days.

    • Anonymous

      Great way to make the most of your day, by focusing on the Creator. Thanks for reading and sharing.

    • Praise is powerful! Glad you brought that up Susan. Worship brings life into focus doesn’t it?

  • A man after my own heart.
    I think one of the best ways to take advantage of every moment is to plan – at least for me personally. It’s too easy to just coast by from one thing to another with no objective. With no drive. With no plan.
    That’s made a big difference in my life.

    • Anonymous

      Having a plan guides your direction and directs your steps. If you have not read Andrews blog make sure you check it out. Thank you for reading and sharing.

    • Glad to hear it Loren. Thanks for reading and leaving your thoughts.

  • First thing in the morning I ask my Genius what I need to do to Rock the day. I pose the question then open my mind for the answer. I also have a calendar with about 8 places to write my objectives for the day. Today I’m scheduled to be in the office, call my state board, workout, contact google about ads, design a logo for a new series I have starting, design a logo for a website I’m working on, and write an article for my practice website and blog… Hmm… That should keep me busy today, and maybe tomorrow.

    • Anonymous

      Your a busy man Jason, it sounds like you take advantage of your time well. Keep doing great work man!!!

    • It’s such a trite statement, but often trite is true: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

      That can’t be said of you Jason! Thanks for reading the post and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Andrew, encouraging post bro. I love what you wrote here “it’s about time that we stop hugging stress like it’s our best friend and send it packing back to the pretend land where it has no upper hand.”
    Making the best of our days includes being healthy enough to contribute. Thank you bro.
    M_

    • Anonymous

      Having healthy habits is so important. I have found working-out and eating healthy food lowers my stress level.

      Good point Marc. Thank you for sharing.

    • Kind comment Marc. Many thanks for reading and the follow on Twitter. I’ll be checking out your blog as well!