It’s the last few days of the school holidays here in England and typically the weather’s been lousy. Talking to parents, it’s stopped them from going out with the kids to do something special as they might just end up getting soaked to the skin.
Typically, yesterday – a Bank Holiday in England – the clouds were dark and heavy. Had I not planned to meet 120 other people in Bridlington, I would have just stayed at home and caught up with ‘stuff’.
But I didn’t!
I spent a glorious day on a rather damp Bridlington beach yesterday with people from the church I attend. It wasn’t the best weather – we got soaked at one point. But, we had a fantastic time. Kids played in the sea, there were kites flying, sandcastle competitions, fish and chips, chats and even some dancing to African music! It was a great day which I would have missed if I had looked at the weather in the morning and decided it wasn’t worth going.
As I reflected on the quote above, from Ecclesiastes (ch 11 v 4), it made me think about the things I’ve put on hold waiting for the ‘right’ time. There’s rarely a right time, but there is ‘now’!
I’m currently reading ‘The one thing’ by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan. The key message of the book is that we often faff around ticking off to-do lists when we don’t do ‘the one thing’ that will help us get to where we want to go.
So, what’s stopping us from doing that one thing? Let’s get planting now & see what grows!
I personally find being accountable to someone else motivates me to prioritise and focus on what I need to do rather than what’s clamouring to get my attention. If you would like an accountability partner, feel free to get in touch for a chat.