A long time ago, I was given a faxed copy of a short essay by Robert Hastings titled The Station. It was a poor quality copy, but it really spoke to me, and I have never forgotten it. It speaks such volumes about the way we deceive ourselves, I had to get permission to include it in my first book.
It is a parable illustrating a very common fantasy we tell ourselves, which goes something like this:
“When … (fill in the blank) … happens, I will be better able to … (fill in the blank).”
“When I land a new job, I will…”
“When the kids finish school I will…”
“When I have paid off the mortgage I will…”
…and when whatever your version is comes to pass, there is something else in the way of doing whatever it is you put off in the first place.
We travel this train of life, passing through station after station. There is always another one ahead. Your life does not have a destination – except death, of that is.
It is always easy to find some reason to put off making an important decision. Does this sound like something you do? Do you find yourself making seemingly valid excuses so you can continue to procrastinate?
Sometimes any decision is better than none.
Listen to it here:
Do you procrastinate? Have you mastered how to make your own future?
Please leave a comment to let me know…