I’ll Get Around To It Someday by Alex Fayle Book Review – Procrastination, Motivation, Efficiency

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I’ll Get Around To It Someday
By Alex Fayle
Procrastination, Motivation, Efficiency

“Getting more done and being more productive doesn’t always add up to success if you’re not doing what you like.”
I’ll Get Around To It Someday, Page 21

Who is Alex Fayle?

Alex Fayle

Once upon a time, not so long ago Alex Fayle followed the traditional, well worn path to success: higher education and the security of a stable career.  Alex earned a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto, built up a career as a Professional Organizer and was President of the Professional Organizers in Canada from 2004 to 2006.

Dissatisfied that he had given up his childhood dream to achieve his success, Alex walked away from everything and headed out to Spain to pursue the life he’d always wanted – to live in Europe as a writer.  Alex achieved his dream of writing fiction, and has had his work published in anthologies as well as online.

Armed with the knowledge of how he’d crossed his “someday sea,” Alex has since helped people through his ebooks, mentorship and coaching to pursue their dreams.

Summary of I’ll Get Around To It Someday

I’ll Get Around To It Someday consists of an ebook complemented with twenty worksheets.  The ebook contains approximately thirty essays divided into 9 chapters:

  • I’ll Get Around To It Someday
  • Too Little Time
  • Too Much Time
  • A Purpose For Time
  • Is It Simple?
  • Is It What I Want?
  • Creating Time
  • Act In The Moment
  • Live In The Now

The chapters consist of personal stories and anecdotes from Alex’s life, and include some of his decision making processes for major life changes.  After each story, Alex discusses personal lessons he learned from the situation – and then directs the reader to ask themselves questions about their own life, the decisions they make, and the direction they are going.

The worksheets provide further guidance and help clarify a number of issues that may be standing between you and pursuing your dreams: what your commitments are, what you are working on right now, and the direction you would like to be going in the future.

I love the worksheets because Alex doesn’t beat around the bush – he gets right down to business, and asks some very difficult soul searching questions.  The worksheets help you identify your fears, your limitations and everything in between.  By the end of the twenty worksheets, I was exhausted and needed a break – but the process of introspection was well worth it.

My Favorite Quotes From I’ll Get Around To It Someday

A major theme running throughout the book is the emphasis Alex puts on personal responsibility – a refreshing change from some other books I’ve read which give the reader a free pass. Some of my favorite lessons from the book include:

  • “Everything you do, you choose, so choose to stop wasting your time.”
  • “In my experience, most complaints come from people making unconscious choices, and from not considering the consequences of those choices.”
  • “Taking the first step towards change is the hardest thing to do because it disrupts everyone’s comfort zones.”

Recommendation

When I first began reading I’ll Get Around To It Someday, I thought it was going to be focused on the present – getting motivated to move your dreams forward. This book covers that, including exercises which show you where your time is going and how to set aside time for yourself. I’ll Get Around To It Someday is about much more than that however – it’s about your mission, your life purpose, your dreams, what’s holding you back – and if you do the worksheets it truly gives you a plan that may last a year, or that may guide you for the rest of your life.

I highly recommend this book especially for people who feel they are drifting, as Alex puts it, on the “someday sea.” If you have a long term dream or goal that has somehow been pushed aside until you can work on it “someday,” then this book can help give you the strategies and direction you need.

I’ll Get Around To It Someday
By Alex Fayle
Procrastination, Motivation, Efficiency