There have been a handful of times in my life when I made a commitment that produced miraculous results – as if by magic! I recall the first one occurred about 23 years ago when, in front of a workshop full of participants, I declared I was going to complete my Master’s Degree in six months. After I left the workshop, I couldn’t believe what a foolish promise I had made. “No way,” I thought. “What was I thinking?” I had a full time job, was a single parent, and was not at all confident that I could pull off what I had declared as my intention.
It was then July.

Most of us are waiting. We don’t realize we’re waiting because we’re so busy. But if we really look, we’re waiting.

We’re waiting for the right moment to get started on what we really want to do. Or for the right job. Or for the right person to join us. We think to ourselves “Once I get this done, then I’ll really get started doing what I want.”

But before we finish doing what we’re doing, we’re interrupted by another priority that pulls us away and off we go doing that thing, desperately trying to catch up so we can get back to where we were so we can really get started.

This goes on all the time – non-stop — and we become hoodwinked by our busyness. We become the victim of our own circumstances, with no way out. We’re stuck.