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    What are you avoiding? procrastinating from? There's no time like the present (in fact it's the only time) to set the wheels in motion for achieving what you want to achieve. All changes happen in a moment.

    I signed up for the Blackpool Marathon yesterday and I realised that I could have done it a long time ago, but I just always thought I would be better prepared or the time would be right in the future, but that time doesn't even exist.

    It was the same when I signed up to do a skydive last year...if you want to change something or to achieve something, the time to start is now! Not only will it make you feel exceptionally good, it will inspire those around you as well. I inspired my mate to do the skydive last year and he inspired me to sign up for the marathon this year.
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    If only it was procrastination which was stopping me from doing something like skydiving. The things in life I want to do that I haven't are simply because I can't afford to. If only life were so simple.
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    The only thing I'm procrastinating from is going into uni to pick up feed back on my work, the email informs me I did well which is good and I'm pleased with that. But the rain and cold wind outside counterbalances it. Thus I'm in limbo as to whether or not I should leave the comfort of my bed this morning. I can either sit here watching the rest of Aliens with a nice cup of tea, or I can go outside and get rained on...

    Not exactly as exciting as running a marathon or sky diving :p:
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    (Original post by DisgruntledMoth)
    If only it was procrastination which was stopping me from doing something like skydiving. The things in life I want to do that I haven't are simply because I can't afford to. If only life were so simple.
    I didn't pay to do the skydive, I did it for charity so the money I raised covered the costs of the event as well as providing donations. I had no idea how I was going to raise the money when I signed up for it and that was one thing which always put me off from doing events for charities, but I took a leap of faith and I figured out how to raise the money and I did. There will always be excuses or reasons not to do something. So many people told me they would love to do a skydive when I was doing mine and I told them they could if they really wanted to and they soon lost interest.
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    (Original post by bikipip)
    starting my dissertation
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    About 20 other things...
    There's never enough time.
    We all get the same 24 hours as Richard Branson and Bill Gates, you just have to make the time. Now am training for a marathon, I'll have to sacrafice less sleep in order to fit everything in. It's tiring but if everything in life was easy, we would all be successful and content.
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    (Original post by Charlisquigs)
    3000 word A-level coursework essay due in on monday. I have done 300 words.
    Every 1000 mile journey begins with a first step
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    (Original post by iwwhty)
    I didn't pay to do the skydive, I did it for charity so the money I raised covered the costs of the event as well as providing donations. I had no idea how I was going to raise the money when I signed up for it and that was one thing which always put me off from doing events for charities, but I took a leap of faith and I figured out how to raise the money and I did. There will always be excuses or reasons not to do something. So many people told me they would love to do a skydive when I was doing mine and I told them they could if they really wanted to and they soon lost interest.
    I thought you might have.

    The thing about sponsored skydives is that you're essentially getting other people to pay for something that you want to do anyway. I've actually looked up skydives for charity before, and about three-quarters of the £360-ish amount that this particular one asked as a minimum fund raise simply was for the cost of the jump. Personally, I'm not okay with getting other people to pay for me to do something I've always wanted to do, telling them that the money is going towards a charitable fund.
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    (Original post by DisgruntledMoth)
    I thought you might have.

    The thing about sponsored skydives is that you're essentially getting other people to pay for something that you want to do anyway. I've actually looked up skydives for charity before, and about three-quarters of the £360-ish amount that this particular one asked as a minimum fund raise simply was for the cost of the jump. Personally, I'm not okay with getting other people to pay for me to do something I've always wanted to do, telling them that the money is going towards a charitable fund.
    I believe when I did mine, £120 paid for the skydive and I raised £560 so that was still £440 that went to the charity in pure donations. £440 I wouldn't have raised had I not done the skydive because there was no way I could inspire friends or family members to just make a donation alone, but because I was doing something though, they were more inclined to donate. At the end of the day, no one is being mislead. It's a person's own choice to donate and they are aware of the costs that cover the event itself.

    But that's beside the point anyway. If you really want to do something, you'll find the money. One of my ambitions for a long time was to do a Tall Ships Youth Trust voyage so I saved up and paid for it myself. I'm currently enrolled on a Mathematics GCSE course at night college which cost me £333, I worked all summer last year to save the fee.
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