Copyright 2005 Elisha Burke
How many times have you made excuses for putting off something you really needed or wanted to do? Probably too many times to count. It is all too easy to get in habit of putting desires of your heart on hold. You may have been taught to put needs of others first or that it is selfish to think of your own desires.
Mind you, there is times when it is appropriate and right to put needs of others first, i.e., children, and others who have a right to depend on you.
Yet, even with that you must not always put yourself last and deny yourself happiness that comes from doing something for yourself. The truth is, when we do something that brings us fulfillment, it has a positive impact on every area of our lives.Another truth is that if we don't do certain things we greatly desire for ourselves, that feeling of failure and disappointment often negatively impacts our lives. It doesn't have to be that way.
Now is time to begin a new journey of personal and, perhaps even financial fulfillment. You have within you ability to change your circumstances. The change begins when you make up your mind to stop putting off those things your really want, and ought to doing for yourself.
Recently, I watched local news as they featured story of an 80 year-old man who had just received his high school diploma.This elderly man, now slowed by age walked slowly with his hand outstretched to receive his diploma. The look in his time-worn face was one of sheer joy. It was joy of at last accomplishing this goal that was obviously of utmost importance to him. This man's high school education had been interrupted by World War II,and later by providing for a family.