In an attempt to get everything ready to sell our house we have taken on a lengthy "to-do" list of items to fix up. This past weekend we attacked it full force. We first hit up Home Depot to get stocked up on all the supplies, then upon returning, Amber stained our deck and I worked on patching some walls. On Sunday I began to work on our bathroom in the basement. The very same bathroom I have been talking about working on for about a year and a half now. I am finally doing what I kept saying I would do.
It's funny because as we work on the house we have repeated the question "Why didn't we do this earlier?" many times. It's amazing how productive you can be when there is a deadline. We tend to work that way in life, if there is something we want to get done we never do it unless we set a tangible goal for when it should be accomplished.
If you want to get in shape by running, find a race to compete in. Sign up for it, train, and then participate.
If you want to save money set a budget and stick with it. Use envelopes, set a goal for how much you want to save, don't go over what you budgeted.
If you want to write a book or a blog, set a goal to have a certain amount of words written each week.
Give yourself something to shoot for. If you don't, you'll just continue to talk about what you want to do and never actually do it.