When a man knows he is to be hanged… | Willem Gous

When a man knows he is to be hanged…

When a man knows he is to be hanged…

When a man knows he is to be hanged…

Often we act when it is almost too late, or actually too late. Have you done this?

Procrastination, stalling, putting things off, binge watching some TV show that ads little value to our lives except things to gossip about. These are the things that steal your greatness. Diminishes your impact. Robs the world of a better tomorrow.

I have done this SO MANY TIMES. At some point of my life I was team captain of wasting time, life and impact. That is why this quote this quote resonated so well with me when I read it this morning:

“When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” – Samuel Johnson

When we have urgency in life, we have drive, energy and eventual impact. Don’t wait until life forces you into action through some unfortunate situation. Rather take planned action by yourself, this way you know where you are going, what is coming and you have control.

Take 1 minute now and do the following: Think of something very important to you, something you would like to change or achieve this year and add some urgency to it. Add urgency by thinking how much less your life would be if you did not do it. Think of the missed opportunity. Think of how empty your life might be without that achievement. ADD SOME URGENCY to it.

I do this often when I procrastinate on something important: I take a piece of paper and write down 20 benefits of achieving what I want and 20 drawbacks of not achieving it. You will be amazed just how focused and energised you get.

I hope this helps you achieve at least one more thing this year. Go and change the world, you deserve it.