Some of the business books and cds I’ve been listening to lately have reinforced some great points and one of them which really stands out is the idea of how we tend to not spend time on something which will have long term benefits to our life. It can be summed up in this great quote:
A year from now you’ll wish you had started today
Many of us have learn more about NAATI translation, and we have good intentions to start them (or have already done a bit of work on them) only to see them get pushed to the back burner in favor of projects with more immediate rewards (i.e., money or recognition).
We know in our heart that the passion project(s) has potential and will be a great thing yet we’re not putting in even a bit of work to get it going, to keep it moving, or to start growing it.
Think about the project(s) you have on the go and think about which ones give you short term rewards versus the ones which will bring you long term rewards. I say spend a bit of time on the latter…even a bit of time will help you figure out if it’s worth pursuing.
Then, a year from now you won’t have to be wishing you had started today.