Maybe next year…..

Mark Twain

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”
Mark Twain

Pablo Picasso

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”
Pablo Picasso

“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
Denis Waitley

Most of us have procrastinated about any number of things over the years.  I have become very adept with years of practice.  I was forced to learn to procrastinate all on my own as I found no expert had ever gotten around to teaching a course.  It comes in different forms with different names…  thoughtful, cautious, laid back and uninterested to name a few.  But the result is the same.  Putting off doing something including making a decision.

Western culture is pretty driven compared to some others.  Nose to the grindstone.  Make something of yourself.  More is better.  Reach for the stars.  The point being that we’re supposed to work our buns off so that at some point in the future we’ll have time to relax and enjoy what we’ve accumulated.  But it doesn’t always work out that way.  We become so used to “doing something” that relaxation seems wrong…. laziness, a waste of time.  And sometimes sickness or death robs of us the Golden Years we thought we’d have.

When people are considering ownership here they go through various processes to come to a decision.  Many of them are financial comparisons.  They may spend hours browsing the internet looking for bargain vacations to compare with ownership.  If what they’re really looking for is a reason to decide not to become owners they almost always succeed.  Fractional ownership at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort will not save thousands of dollars versus the myriad of vacation deals available.  But there’s more to it than the simple dollar comparison.

It’s still principally a “you get what you pay for” world and there’s often a simple explanation for why a vacation deal seems so awesome.  Unfortunately you won’t find out what it is until you arrive to find the pictures you saw on-line are 18 years old, the Executive Suite you rented is simply a hotel room with a towel folded into the shape of a swan on your sagging bed and although it is a balmy 28 degrees outside, it’s also 99% humidity and the bugs and lizards know their way to your Executive Suite better than you do.

But all that aside, there’s one huge benefit to fractional ownership that is too often not considered.  A decision was made.  Not a decision to take a vacation this year, but a decision to go every year.  And the decision to own an affordable vacation home means you’re going to use it… every year.  I’ve found that some people do not make a decision at all… they just let it slide until it slowly fades from memory.  It may also mean you have the pleasure of inviting family and friends to spend some time with you at your vacation home.  It could mean you’re able to look like a hero by giving newly wed family members a honeymoon.  It could mean falling in love all over again while you’re spending time with your spouse of 30 odd years outside of the routine that’s become your life.

Procrastination has been around as long as man has existed.  We all know about it, but may ironically procrastinate doing something about it…..

Saint Augustine of Hippo

“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.”
Saint Augustine of Hippo
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