I like to have a plan; it gives me structure, helps me know what I'm working towards. Every now and again, "life" gets in the way and I find myself going with the flow and putting the plan on hold. But its hardly an unconscious thing--I usually know when I'm not following the plan but still allow these moments persist sometimes as some kind of break from the rigidness and other times in an effort to gather the strength to keep going.
The first reason is acceptable to some degree in my book. The thing about plans is its hard to pencil in breaks because they seem inefficient, but are actually very necessary. The second reason on the other hand is tricky. I've found that if you wait to get the strength/courage to do something, you could wait for a very long time. Rather, you need to seize the moment and as you do, you'll find the strength and courage you thought you didn't have was there all along waiting for you to tap into it.
So today, I'm going to pull from the eagerness and excitement I had when I created the plan and get back to it; ignoring the seeming constraints and all the other reasons why I should keep putting it off; resisting the urge to chase yet another Monday, new month or even better, new year--because there's no time like the present. So here's me getting back on the horse, and following through with what I set out to do, focusing on each milestone ahead, believing everything I need to keep going is already within.