Morning Cup of Joe – Delays & Deferments

To defer means to put off to a later time or postpone a certain action. A delay is simply a period of time by which something is late or postponed. With one of these you have complete control over while the other you may not be in control as much. When you defer you are in many ways preventing the inevitable from occurring mainly because you are not taking necessary actions within a reasonable time period to ensure that it actually happens.

I want us to focus on the thing you cannot control; the delay. Have you ever waited on a bus or a train that was late? You anxiously look at your watch and recheck the schedule to see if perhaps you read the arrival time wrong. You peek down the road to see if you can make out a large object that may be a bus or a train. Right when you are about to give up on the fact that the bus may not show up, even though it’s a little late, it finally arrives. Although it did not come when you wanted it, it arrived when it was supposed to. Your dreams work the same way.

Just because something is late does not mean it is not coming. So many people give up on their dreams mainly because they expect it to happen by a certain time and when it does not they defer their actions which delay and eventually kill their dream. Dreams happen when they should. Now is not the time to put off tomorrow what you can do today. Now is not the time to contribute to the delay by deferring your actions. Now is the time to work even harder when it does not show up especially when you expect it to.

Treat your dreams like you would a bus or train that you expect to show up. Even if it’s a bit behind, trust, believe and maintain the faith that it will show up and eventually it will. Don’t lose hope.

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Joe Paul

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