Lately I’ve been hearing about a lot of exciting plans my clients are dreaming up for themselves. And more often than not, right after they tell me what they are hoping to do they immediately tell me why now is not a good time.
They are waiting…
Waiting for life not to be so hectic
Waiting until they have more money
Waiting for the kids to be older
Waiting until they meet the right person
Waiting until they lose some weight
And while 10% of the time waiting might actually be the right thing to do, 90% of the time people are waiting because they are simply reluctant to take a leap of faith or because it is easier to talk about what they want to do in life rather than begin to take action and actually create the life they want for themselves. And so I have one simple question for you to ponder today:
What have you been waiting to do someday that you can begin to do today?
Now is the time to go on that vacation
Now is the time to forgive someone
Now is the time to be charitable
Now is the time to paint the walls the color you really want them
Now is the time to take care of your health
Now is the time to clean out the closets
Now is the time to drink that expensive bottle of wine
Now is the time to start looking for that new job
Now is the time to begin to start living the life you were really meant to live
Here’s to taking one small step today and when you do, I think you might just realize that now can be a pretty exciting, fulfilling and wonderful time!
“We are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.”
~Omar N. Bradley