Although the modern world is full of amazing opportunities that the people of past generations never could have imagined, it also can be more stressful precisely because we have so many choices. We procrastinate because we feel overwhelmed by all the things we ought to do. Instead of acting on opportunities when they arise, we fill our minds with imaginary scenarios of everything that could go wrong.

Word-art that says "A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties." -Harry S. Truman

This afternoon I got something taken care of that I’d been putting off for a while. I thought it would be hard to do; but when I actually got around to doing it, I found that it wasn’t nearly as difficult or time-consuming as I had imagined.

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  1. This is so true, there have been jobs I dreaded doing and then they weren’t so bad. I still dread tackling our basement tho! 🙂

  2. I couldn’t agree more! Great reminder!!!!
    Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday!

  3. Sing it sister! This post sums up one of my greatest challenges in life. There have been so many times I have procrastinated on tasks for an embarrassing amount of time, only to finally force myself to do them and discover that I spent way more time thinking about not doing them than actually getting them done.

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