Mom and Tag - Olivia Newport

Photo by Larry Mohr

It was some mundane household chore, I’m pretty sure. Not climbing a mountain. Not writing a bestseller. Not getting on “American Idol.” Just the normal stuff we all do. It might have been giving the dog a bath.

But sometimes that’s the stuff that bogs us down. Feeling her accomplishment, Mom said,

“I finally stopped sitting around thinking about it and got up and started doing it.”

I’m not sure I have to say anything else! Whether it’s the mundane that we tend to procrastinate about, or chasing a life goal, it starts by getting up and taking action.

• What are you sitting around thinking about, and what would help you get up and do it?