by Aubrey Patterson
When scheduling your priorities into your calendar, how often do you place a time block on Someday?
It's a silly question, right?
Someday doesn't exist on the calendar.
We've heard the expression, there are seven days in a week and Someday isn’t one of them.
Planning to do something someday is saying that what we want is just a pipe dream. A lack of risk and effort makes someday a frequently used excuse that doesn't allow us to take advantage of a sudden opportunity.
Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin. - Victor Kiam
Someday doesn't exist on any calendar and never will. If we keep loading everything into this phantom day, nothing will come of our dreams and we'll look back one day upon a devastating pile of regrets.
You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. - Tina Fey
Many leaders spend too much time getting ready to get ready and don't move from planning to doing. They leave their potential at the top of that waterslide.
Time block your dreams
Someday might just be another way to say, I wish I had the time to do my work and pounce on a new opportunity or dream.
Dreaming is part of being human.
We've heard the axiom that it's possible to be a human doing and a human being. It's also entirely possible that being a human dreaming could be added to the equation.
We over-exaggerate yesterday, we overestimate tomorrow, and we underestimate today. - John Maxwell
As we make room in our calendars for possibility, we make our dreams feel more welcome. Making space in our days for emergent ideas and taking action on these passions will invite more exciting opportunities into our days.