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The Silent Enemy by Josiah Okesola-Jackson (Jayjay) A Mental Health Expert by Idowu Olabode : January 03, 2017, 11:01:52 AM
“Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely” - Kim Lyons

Imagine there is a bank, which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries over no balance from day-to-day allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day! What would you do? Draw out every penny of course!

Well, everyone has such a bank. Its name is Time.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries no balance over. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the records of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.

There is no going back. There is no drawing against the “tomorrow”
Therefore, there is never enough time or too much time.
Time management is decided by us alone and nobody else. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of deciding when to do it - NOW!

Are you a victim of procrastination? Maybe you are, as you might even procrastinate finishing this very piece I have written specifically for you.
Perhaps, you will finish it up but still postpone taking the action I require of you this morning?

Whichever way it is, you are not the only one. Hundreds of thousands of nurses like you are victims of the deadly enemy - PROCRASTINATION.

When I woke up this morning and this thought occurred to me, a series of questions came rushing through my mind which inspired me to put this piece together for you:

Why do many find it difficult to maximize the precious treasure called TIME?

Why do some put off till tomorrow what they can do today?

Is the habit of procrastination connected with failure and if so, how dangerous can this be?

Is there any permanent cure for killing procrastination?

In the month of January, I have been inspired to get down with a few nurses and walk together through the art of permanently winning the war against this SILENT ENEMY.

A few nurses are already excited to embark on this life changing journey! I am not sure you want to miss out.
If the theme of my piece this morning ministers to YOU directly, there is a simple task you will need to complete within the next 72 hours:

1. Take up a pen and make a list of your 5 topmost goals/dreams that have been silenced by procrastination.

2. Under each item, state the factors that have succeeded in killing these dreams.

3. Do a short research and compile a list of 3-5 favorite quotes that can motivate you to finish off procrastination in 2017.

Send me your completed task before midnight Friday 6th January 2017 via and let's get down to real business in this month of January!

Make no mistake about it, 2017 is going to be the toughest year for some nurses! Did I hear you say: "It's not my portion!"

If you wish to experience a transcending transformation and see your dreams come true in 2017, I suggest you take heed of L.M. Heroux's powerful advice: “Stop talking. Start walking.”

Will you jump up from your seat now, take up your note pad and pen, get on the bus and join me on this 21-day exciting journey as
we work together to destroy this enemy called procrastination!

As you search for your pen to get started, I leave you with one of my 2017 favorite quotes from a great mentor: “The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.” - Norman Vincent Peale

Another year of tough work awaits us all as Nigerian nurses. Strive to maintain the joy that comes from serving others, and always remember that: I CARE DEEPLY ABOUT YOUR HAPPINESS!

As I eagerly but excitedly await to hear from you, I am wishing you the very best in 2017 and beyond.

With lots of love,

Josiah Okesola-Jackson (Jayjay)
Mental Health Nurse Clinician & Lead Neuro-Linguistic Therapist
Psyche Health Consults (PHC)

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