“Someday is not a day of the week.” –Janet Dailey
Personal confession time… I am a…. Procrastinator.
I know, I know. I shouldn’t be and I really shouldn’t admit that I am but for the purpose of all of our progress… there is my truth. It’s why this quote hit me so hard when I stumbled on it. I really think Janet knows my soul. No matter how good my intentions, well planned out my attack, or how much I’m focused on any given day… I’m a “someday” person. For years going back to college to finish my Bachelor’s was a “someday” goal. Then once that was done getting my Master’s was a “someday” for even more years. Now I’ve completed those and I have a brand new list of “somedays.” “Someday” I‘ll have my own counseling practice, I’ll write a book, I’ll lose weight, try that new recipe, go to bed earlier… you see the trend. I have a laundry list of goals but my track record says they’ll happen years from now. Janet, though, reminds me that “someday” may never happen, it’s not promised and therefore I’m a barrier to my own success in reaching my goals. I can’t imagine that I’m the only person in the world with a case of the “somedays.” So, how do we move from “someday” into the here and now?
Yep I said it. We have to choose to make the “someday” today. It’s not easy and it something we may have to choose repeatedly even in a single day but this choice leads to personal progress and the potential of a dynamic impact on those around us. By becoming “today” people, we first spark growth within ourselves and we become leaders by example by creating dynamic change in our tribe, circle and world. So as it turns out, “someday” may not be a day of the week but “today’”is a time like no other.
Choose today. It’s the only day that matters.
Sarah Deats is the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer. Her goals are to make a connection with everyone that she can while building community, spreading hope, and sparking change. She believes that while life may not be easy, it is never lived alone.