But, today is the day. At least today is the day that I will make my start. I have my names and contact information. I have my vision and job description, and yes, I've even prayed. No one may be home. Everyone may say no, but I'm ready.
As a last minute delaying tactic, I googled motivation inspiration for recruiting. I didn't find exactly what I was looking for, but I did find this great poem accredited to Edgar Guest. I found it so helpful that I thought I'd pass it on.
He was going to be all that a mortal should be
No one should be kinder or braver than he
A friend who was troubled and weary he knew,
Who'd be glad of a lift and who needed it, too;
On him he would call and see what he could do
Each morning he stacked up the letters he'd write
And thought of the folks he would fill with delight
It was too bad, indeed, he was busy today,
And hadn't a minute to stop on his way;
More time he would have to give others, he'd say
The greatest of workers this man would have been
The world would have known him, had he ever seen
But the fact is he died and he faded from view,
And all that he left here when living was through
Was a mountain of things he intended to do
So now, I've managed to waste another 15 minutes, but there can be no more delay. Don't wait until tomorrow. I will do it TODAY!
(Edited to Add: My first call, and my most coveted prospect was a YES ! I had to leave messages at the others, but I only need a few people. Now, I'm down to two. SWEET !)