Stop Procrastinating. Get Started Now!

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Are you procrastinating on doing something? You should do it now. Do it now and get it over with. Do it now and it’ll get done sooner, and then you won’t have to worry about it anymore. 

The Law of Diminishing Intent states that the longer you wait to do something that you should be doing now, the chances of you actually doing it decreases. It means that the longer you procrastinate, the possibility of you getting it done becomes less likely.

Procrastinating doesn’t bring you closer to your goal. Procrastinating doesn’t bring you closer to success. It keeps you where you are and prevents you from where you deserve to be.

You owe it to yourself to take action. If not, then think of people you care about, and do it for them.

So, right now, as you’re reading this, think of what you need to do. Think of how you’re going to do it, and get started, now.



Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Let’s Build a Better World

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The world has enough pain and suffering. You may feel it right now or have encountered your own fair share. We don’t need to bring more negativity into the world than there has to be.

I have a crazy idea.

Let’s work to build a better world. Let’s not accept the world that we’ve been given, but work towards what the world can be.

We can make the air more breathable, make our cities and towns safer, and make our children’s futures brighter. You may have far-fetched dreams, but if it’s worth it, it’s worth working towards.

Let’s do it for each other, future generations, and ourselves.


Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Strength Comes in Various Forms

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A few days ago, a friend of my spouse came over to hang out with her. They chit chatted a lot about what friends usually chat about, and later on I joined the conversation. 

We were talking about the people in our lives, and for some reason, she made some comments about me not being a strong person. I forgot exactly what she said (probably a defense mechanism), but I felt a little insulted. 

Then I had to remind myself one important thing: she barely knows me. Even though I’ve known her for years, she still has no idea who I really am. Maybe because I’m outwardly cool, calm, and have a sense of humor, that it didn’t fit her stereotypical view of what a strong person was. 

I am friendly, I am kind, and I am understanding. But when the situation calls for it, I am assertive, tough, and direct. I may not always feel like it, but I do consider myself very strong.

Strength comes in many forms. It comes in the form of a person dealing with depression who gets up and faces the challenges of everyday life. It looks like someone who decides to battle cancer. It looks like vulnerability. It looks like someone speaking up when something is unjust. Strength looks like confidence in yourself and your abilities.  

Strength is you being the very best version of you.



Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Success Comes From Within

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In order to be successful, you’re going to have to want it. It won’t happen by accident. 

You’ll need to want it bad enough to make choices that get you closer to your goals. You’ll have to choose to do whatever it takes to get closer and closer to your goals. You’ll have to choose to put in time and effort. No one else can make these choices for you.

This internal motivation is the fuel you need to get closer to your goals. There are many other factors, but that internal fire/desire is one key to your success. 

When I was in college, there were many moments that I found challenging and felt overwhelmed. I knew that no one else was going to study for me or do my schoolwork for me.  I had to do it myself. As much as I didn’t want to do it, I wanted to succeed even more. I wanted to graduate. I wanted a career. I wanted a lot more than what I had.

That desire got me through the tough times. That desire got me through the feelings of frustration. It got me through all the challenging coursework, and eventually, to graduation. 

Internal motivation doesn’t just apply to school. It applies to your career, family life, and everything else in life. How much you are able to internally motivate yourself is a huge factor in your success.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Success Can Be Slow (and that’s okay)

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Success isn’t something that just happens in an instant. It takes preparation, hard work, strategy, effort, and attitude. Even with all that, success isn’t guaranteed, but you are giving yourself a better shot at it. 

Every accomplishment that you would consider a success, whether it be completing an advanced degree, starting a career, building a business, or buying a house, also takes time. Sometimes people achieve these goals sooner or later than others, but no matter what, it does require time, patience, and the determination to make it happen.

Keep in mind, you don’t have all the time in the world. Sometimes there are deadlines and opportunities that are around for a limited time. You do need to have a sense of urgency, just keep in mind that success takes time.

If you’re on the road to success, that’s a good thing. Like I always say, “Slow progress is better than no progress.” 

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Reminder: We All Struggle

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I’m just going to take a moment and be extra vulnerable and admit that this past year has been a struggle. Overall, things have been good, but it has been challenging both professionally and personally. It’s sometimes hard to see past my own perspective, and it was easy to think that I was the only one who was struggling.

Of course, I was wrong. For the past couple months, I’ve talked with lots of people in my life who, for various reasons, have also had a difficult year. These are people who are highly educated that I have the utmost respect for. In my mind, these people had their life together, and it was hard  for me to think that they struggled. To me, they made life look easy. Of course, I was wrong.

Struggle is a part of life. It’s an integral part of being alive. Facing struggle is how we grow out of our comfort zones. Struggle is a part of progress and it is integral to growth.  You are currently faced with a challenge that contains a hidden life lesson.

If you’re struggling right now, I want you to know that you’re not alone. Everyone has had to struggle throughout their lives. We’re dealing with different challenges to different extents at different times in our lives, and we’re all finding our way in our own way.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Be Mindful of Your Thoughts

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Have you ever woken up and said, “Ugh! This is going to be a crappy day!”? I know people who wake up with that mentality, and I’m sure you do too. Those people probably still have a negative attitude throughout the day, and to everyone, it’s very noticeable.  

Your mindset directly influences your demeanor, your actions, and how you interact with other people. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, it shows. 

It also works the other way. A positive/optimistic attitude affects you and those around you in the same way. If you think that today is going to be a good day, more than likely, it will be. You’ll be more excited about what you have scheduled. You’ll be more optimistic about the day’s possibilities. Since you’ll be in a better mood, you’ll have more positive interactions with other people. 

There will be times that you’ll be frustrated or even angry, and that’s okay. It happens to everyone, even me. It’s unavoidable and unrealistic to think that you’ll always be positive. The key is that when you feel frustration or anger, you don’t dwell on it, and try to move on, however long it takes. Just trying to be positive is better than stewing in negativity. 

So you can either set your day up in a negative or positive light depending on your mentality. Choose your thoughts wisely.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

The World is Wide Enough for All of US (especially you)

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If you ever doubt your self-worth, I want to remind you that you are a human being worth y of respect, love, and dignity. Your worth can’t be measured; trust me.

You may not know what it is, but you have a purpose for being on this Earth. You may find it, or you may have to define it, but without a doubt, you have a purpose. 

This world needs you to to be a part of its complex socioecosystem of people with various experiences, beliefs, and ideas. You bring a lot to the table. No one else can bring what you bring to the world.

You may not be perfect, but this world is a better place because you are in it. In fact, you already have been a part of it. 

We live in a beautiful world; here is where you belong.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Things Don’t Get Better Automatically

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If you’re in a rut, I want you to know that it can get better. Your situation might get better on its own, but it’s unlikely unless some kind of intervention happens. 

It won’t get better until you (or someone else) does something to make it better. If you’re feeling lonely, you either have to reach out to someone or someone has to reach out to you. If you’re feeling burnt-out, you’ll either have to take some time for yourself or someone has to directly tell you that you need to take time for yourself. And if you’re confronted with a problem, you either need to take care of it, or someone is going to have to help you in order for it to get any better.

In most situations, you need to be proactive. It’s your life and you are always in the center of your circumstances. You are the key in making things better or worse. Make it better.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Always Be Moving Forward

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I can admit it. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. Even though I consider myself to be a pretty productive person, every once in a while, I’ve felt the paralysis of having too much to do and not enough time, energy, or resources to take care of it all.

One key thing that I have to remind myself is to not get stuck. It’s okay to get in a rut (it happens to everybody), but it’s not okay to stay there. No matter what, it’s important for me to push myself forward.

Moving forward simply means to make progress. It doesn’t have to be a lot. Little progress is better than no progress. It also means to not dwell on the past and focus on the future.

Making progress or moving forward looks different for everyone. It depends on your personality, past experiences, and urgent situation. It could look like getting up and taking action on something you’ve been putting off or reaching out for help.

Whatever the context is, you need to aim to always move forward towards your goals and dreams.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

We’re All Going Down the Same River

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If you feel lost or alone, I want you to know that you’re not the only one who has ever felt that way. We’ve all felt that way at some time or another. If you feel that way right now, I want you to know, you are definitely not alone.

Life is a crazy, wonderful, complex, and beautiful journey. If it was a river, it would be filled with rapids, twists, turns, rocks, wildlife, and a whole bunch of other things. There would be some of us who are good at navigating through the currents, and some of us that are still figuring out how to swim, row, or tread water.

If people claim that they have life all figured out, then they’re either lying or ignorant. Life is constantly changing over time. People who are successful may know a lot of things, but they don’t know everything. They may have a specific skill set or be born with certain privileges, but even they still have to figure out how to navigate down the river.

This is your life. Your life is your own; no one else can live it except for you. Even though we’re the same river, you are always the captain of your ship.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

A Little “Thank You” Goes a Long Way

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As a parent, I try to instill good habits in my kids so that they (hopefully) become respectful and respectable adults. Whenever someone gives them something (like a present) or does something nice for them (like a favor), I want them to always respond by saying, “Thank you.”

By saying “thank you,” you are showing other people respect and gratitude. You are recognizing that someone did something nice on your behalf and are showing that you appreciate it.

Inversely, by not saying “thank you,” you are being rude, self-centered, and entitled. I have very little respect for people who consistently don’t say “thank you.” It’s not that hard.

Saying “thank you” is easy. It takes less than a second to say, and the more you mean it, the more powerful your words are. It’s a simple act of gratitude that can spread positive vibes all around.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

How You Choose to Spend Your Time is How You Choose to Spend Your Life

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The other day, I was talking to a student of mine who is really (really) behind in school. He has a lot of assignments, classes, and credits to catch up on and time isn’t on his side.

He told me that “his problem was that he had too much free time on his hands.” I responded by telling him that he didn’t, especially because he had so much to catch up on. I told him that he needed to spend his time wisely and not squander it on video games and TV.

We talked about what he still needed to catch up on, his attitude, and some of his past experiences. At the end, he told me that he’d “try to work on his schoolwork.”

I told him that how he spent his time is how he spends his life. If he chooses to waste his time, he’s wasting his life. Inversely, if he spends his time wisely to catch up on his schoolwork, he would be productive, sharper in his academic skills, (and using his life wisely).

This applies not to just him, or even me; it applies to all of us. How we choose to spend our time (at work, at home, and everywhere else in the middle) is how we choose to spend our lives. Choose wisely.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

Time is Always Moving Forward. So Should You.

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People often think that, as human beings, we are the way we are, and that’s it. People tend to forget that people can change. People grow, become more mature, smarter, and wiser. It applies to everyone, even you.

As time goes by, you are constantly becoming yourself. You never stop. Every single day, by your thoughts and choices, you are shaping yourself. You are shaping your life, while simultaneously shaping how others see you. 

No matter what, time is going to pass by. You might as well use that time to be the best version of yourself that you can be. You can be productive or you can be lazy. You can be amazing or you can be mediocre. You can be living the life of your dreams or can still be wishing for it. You can be old with a well-lived life or old with an unsatisfying life. The choice is yours.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.