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Go donate blood—save a life! Register your child in piano—unleash her/his creative mind! Organize a block party—create community and prevent the neighbor kid from ending up on the streets! Install a low-flush toilet in your home—reduce your squandering of one of our planet’s most critical resources! Volunteer as a Big Brother or Big Sister—give the precious gift of your time and love! Organize your closet—create some free mind space so that you can get something else done!

Sometimes what’s required is putting what needs to be done right in front of you—literally. When I had boxes sitting in the basement to sort through, it was really easy to leave them in the basement. Out of sight, out of mind, right? One day, I hauled all of the boxes upstairs and stacked them in my office, which is the first room you see when you enter my home. In fact, I did that a few days before I was expecting colleagues over to the house for a meeting. Despite the fact that I didn’t want to deal with the boxes, and there were lots of other things to do, the boxes sitting in my office right in front of my face meant that they became front and center.

What have you been holding off on doing because you’re waiting for the perfect time?

 

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