The things that are easy to do are also the things that are easy not to do.
Sometimes we take things for granted in the sense that what seems like a trivial task to complete or a simple chore that will take very little time to complete, we either leave it for the last minute or for a later date.
We can fall in the trap of not doing the things that are easy to do as our thought process may be that it can be done by someone else. This can then become a situation where I do not do the things that I want to do. But the things that I don’t want to do, I end up doing!
A practical example: a book that I can read over a 17-day period, one chapter a day. However, I don’t do this as I end up watching television (playing a sport, following social media, going out, etc.) more than I should on a regular basis. This causes a delay in reading the book and now, a few months later, I still have not completed the book.
Take a moment to reflect on your current view of things that are easy to do and the things you should do and ask yourself, “am I doing them?”
Let me encourage you to be intentional in writing down what you would like to do and as you complete it, take it off the list.
This will help you to start doing the things that are easy to do and doing the things you should do.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”– Romans 7:15 (NIV)