Disturb us, Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

~ A prayer given by Sir Francis Drake, prior to sailing the Atlantic Ocean (1577)

Stress! Financial and otherwise.

“Procrastination is like a smoke break” said Mel Robbins in the YouTube video posted below.  As I watched the five minute clip of her explaining how procrastination may not be what we think, while putting off the growing to-do list in front of me, the irony was clear.

This is a quick post so let’s cut to the chase.  We procrastinate when we get stressed about any number of things.  The example given in the clip relates to financial stress about lack of saving leading to lack of motivation to make necessary phone calls.  This can be applied to so many situations it is overwhelming to even think of additional examples.  Stress is rampant in our lives and procrastination is the natural next step.  It’s a vicious cycle.

How to stop the madness of the procrastination addiction?  Start small.  Ms. Robbins suggests making phone calls for five minutes, I decided to write this post.  What are you going to do?

Of course one option is to contact me to discover how the Perpetual Wealth Code can work for you.  Probably the best option.  Looking forward to hearing from you.  No more cat videos!