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“Spring has passed. Summer is gone. Winter is here…And the song I meant to sing remains unsung, for I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument.” – Rabindranath Tagore  
Like the sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. You have heard these words a number of times before but never took them to heart. If you never heard them before, now you have. They simply mean that our lives flow away swiftly just as the grains in an hour glass.
Each of us is born with a special, unique and melodious song which we have to sing to make the world a better and bearable place to live in. The trouble though, is that the vast majority of us is forever procrastinating to build the instrument to deliver this soothing song. Building this instrument requires vision, time, dedication and commitment, constant motivation and drive. When you say, “I’ll do it tomorrow, I’ll do it when I am ready, I am feeling tired today to do it, I am waiting for so and so or such and such…” You are procrastinating.
The main reasons you have not built your instrument yet are: 1. You have given yourself a permission to live a small life through laziness. 2. You are dedicating your precious time to useless tasks. 3. Wasting time on self-imposed servitude to thankless people – meaning you are wasting your time serving people who don’t appreciate you at all. 4. Worrying about what other people think of you. Vincent van Gogh said, “When I sleep I dream my painting and when I wake up, I paint my dream,” So, what do you paint when you wake up? What occupies your mind most of the time my dear friend? Is it what you’ll eat for breakfast, lunch and supper? Is it what you’ll drink on weekend? What colour you’ll paint your walls? What happened in the past? Or are you busy building your instrument that will produce the song that will sooth the world and generations to come? The platform is all yours, take it away!
 
Veli Ndaba is a Professional and Motivational Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of two books (You Are Born to Win and Your Dream is Calling You), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on veli@velindaba.co.za , www.velindaba.co.za and 083 304 9773

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