Procrastination is at epidemic proportions across our nation. We will put off everything, even living our lives has been put on hold during the 2020 pandemic. All that "wait and see" has us stuck in the weeds and it's harder and harder to step out and step up and fulfill our responsibilities. As long someone else is doing the work, as we don't have to perform, we don't have to try. If we don't try, we won't fail. If we don't fail, doesn't that make us successful? Well, if your goal is to only survive on the gifts of others, then I guess you have been successful. But when others don't provide the means for you to be more profitable, more accomplished, or more successful because you are not adding anything additional to what they provide, then you are stuck only getting what others will give. In other words, when you choose to live in mediocrity, you will live in mediocrity. When you chose to increase your lifestyle, you must chose to put forward the effort necessary to increase your life.
When the pandemic was in full force, many sat on the couch playing video games or watching the looping news reports. Fewer people went to work. Even fewer people took the time to expand on their knowledge, read books, study the political and economic climate, and others took advantage of the slow-down to prepare for the ramp-up. That group of people will be the ones who make billions of dollars post-pandemic. Those who sat waiting to be told what to do are so far behind the curve they will never catch up and for many the effects will be devastating. Take initiative to get back on your feet today! Get off the couch and go get a job. Right now, competition is low as the blue-collar worker has become complacent and comfortable in the lack of provision. When the economy opens back up and the labor force stays at home, others will fill the void. When you find that you have run out of resources, when the landlords sell your home out from under you, when you have no food to feed your babies, you may want to go to work and may find there are no jobs available. Act NOW. Don't put it off another moment waiting until the unemployment checks run out. It could be too late. Return to work, prove your value to your employer, and you might find yourself climbing the ladder to pay raises and promotions that no one else is competing for.
The perpetual learner is always going to be the most successful person in life.
The picture above is a wooden business card someone gave me. They explained it was, "A Round Tuit." I inquired further and he explained there are many ways to get things done. He said since his retirement he has figured he has earned the work ethic of getting a-round-to-it: He says he will work when,
"I'm up to it, get down to it, around to it, and if you can't do it, I'll do it."
It's time to get to it.