Many times we can wait too late to make a decision to move forward on pressing issues. I remember a story of a shy man who fell in love with a young woman. He sensed that she felt the same way, but he couldn't find the courage to ask her out on a date. Finally he decided that he would mail her a love letter every day for one year, and then ask her for a date. Faithfully, he followed his plan, and at the year's end he was  courageous enough to call her- only to find she's married the postman.