Do you have things in your life that have been neglected for far too long?
Why is it that when you move into a new place, you’re all gung-ho on getting settled in and making sure your “nest” is just right, but then, after you’ve lived there for a while, some things you intended to do never get done?
That was the case with my sunroom. It was the main selling point for me (and my bald head) when I bought the place. I had a grand vision for that room…it’s nearly 400 square feet! But time slipped away and three years later, it still sat empty. Well, almost empty. I had a few camping chairs sitting in the middle of it. Not very inviting….
Last month, my beautiful significant other moved in, and Amelia wasn’t having any of that camping chair sunroom. So last Friday, she dragged me to American Furniture Warehouse to “just look and see what they have.” I knew that was code for “buy furniture for the sunroom.” And that’s exactly what we did.
Now, sitting in my beautiful new relaxation grotto, I’m asking myself, why did I wait so long?! Why did I procrastinate?! Why did I let that amazing room sit there unused for three years?!
I think it’s because we become complacent in our homes, our lives and our businesses. We get used to the way things are and don’t stop to think about how amazing they could be.
My challenge to you is to stop for a moment, look around you, your home or your business, and notice things that have been neglected for too long. Then take one step today or tomorrow to give it the attention it deserves.
Hi, I am JP Stonestreet, the new business energizer. Three years ago when I bought my house, there was one very important sales feature that I liked about the house so much, it was probably the main reason I bought it and it was a sunroom. Having a bald head, as I am sure you’ve noticed, I can’t sit out on the sun for very long without getting sunburn and so the house that I bought had beautiful sunroom. It’s totally covered, lot’s of windows, but the most important thing is that my bald head is not out in the sun. So, let’s fast-forward three years. My sunroom is still empty. There is no furniture in it. What was I thinking? I bought this house for the sunroom and then I didn’t ever take advantage of it. Well, Amelia, now that she is living here, she told me that that is no longer acceptable and so she dragged me out on Friday to buy furniture for the sunroom and within the span of about 48 hours that entire room transformed into what I am now calling my relaxation grotto. It’s an amazing room, I love it and I get to sit out there with Amelia and we can read and talk and enjoy the sunroom which was the main selling point for my house. So, why did I wait so long? Why did I put off putting furniture in this room that was so important to me when I went to buy that house? I really can’t tell you, I have no idea, but you know what? I do that in other aspects of my life as well. I am wondering if you do that too, if you put things off, if you make a decision about something and then you don’t take advantage of it. So, I would like to encourage you to not do that next time. So, if you are putting off something that you had big expectations for and you haven’t done anything with [inaudible] tomorrow, do that thing that you have been putting off, the thing that you had high expectations for and you haven’t done yet. Just do it. It’s going to happen so quickly and afterwards you will be so thankful that you did it just like I am with my new beautiful sunroom.