How do you, as a teenager, make the secret of getting things done a part of your life...and a life-time habit? The answer is quite simple...by habit! And you develop a habit by repetition! Perhaps you've heard it: "Sow an action and you reap a habit; so a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny," so wrote the great philosopher and psychologist, William James.
He was saying that you are and will become what your habits make you. BUT, WHAT IS SO EXCITING...YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR HABITS! You can develop any habit you desire, especially when you use this special, secret self-starter!
So what is this self-starter that forces you to use this secret? It's simple, but profound: THE SECRET OF GETTING THINGS DONE IS THIS SELF-MOTIVATOR ...DO IT NOW!
This can be your secret for the rest of your life! DO IT NOW! But a word of warning, first: Never say to yourself DO IT NOW unless you follow this with a positive action!! Whenever action is desirable to be taken and DO IT NOW flashes through your mind, you must immediately take the action.
Make it a practice to quickly respond even in little things! DO IT NOW will help you develop the habit of an action that becomes so strong so that in times of emergency or when opportunities present themselves...YOU will act! (Adapted from W. Clement Stone and Napoleon Hill)
When you should be reading your Bible...DO IT NOW! When it's time to pray for someone who is hurting...DO IT NOW! When it's time to get out of bed and go to church and you'd rather sleep in, motivate your by saying...DO IT NOW, and follow with the actions!
"For it is time to seek the Lord, until He comes and showers righteousness on you" (Hosea 10:12).