Not long ago I woke in the middle of the night feeling, well, not right. I was having a hard time putting it into words and had never felt something quite like it. No specific pain, it felt like my body was throbbing, mostly centered in my torso but I could feel it everywhere. No shortness of breath, none of the signs that would normally be associated with a heart attack.
I setup a twitter account @AnActionADay and was getting ready to put a page up on Facebook and had second thoughts. Do I want to get a page going for it yet? Maybe it would be better to start out feeding these updates into my personal facebook page and as this grows, open a facebook page. I need 25 followers on facebook before I can reserve a name anyway so I’ll need a bit of a following to get it going.
Facebook can wait. Enough to focus on getting an identity for the blog and twitter account. I was surprised to actually get a relevant follower on twitter (or at least what looks like one) shortly after setting the account up, and before sending my first tweet!
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — Goethe as paraphrased by John Anster in 1835
This is the start of something … big? I’ve had this idea kicking around in my head for at least a year. An action a day gets all sorts of things accomplished. It’s a pretty simple plan, but one that I’ve found hard to achieve in real life. Each day, accomplish one thing that takes me closer to what I want to be, to do, to have, to …
I’ve been a procrastinator for a long time. OK, a long, long time. I’ve read books multiple books how to move from a habit of procrastination to a habit of results and accomplishment. Some ideas, a few, have stuck and most … haven’t. And it’s not entirely about the end state. The joy is in the journey, the daily accomplishments and the challenges that are met along the way.
So my new plan, each day, move a step along the path to achieve my dreams.
My action for today? Registering my new domain name Action-A-Day.com, setting up an initial wordpress blog and I’ll also go get a twitter and facebook presence created.
My vision for this site is the share my adventure and inspire others to begin a similar journey of their own.