“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” ― Napoleon Hill
How often in your life have you waited to do something?
- I’ll buy a house when I have $$this much saved.
- I’ll try that restaurant when Friend A is available.
- I’ll change jobs in the Spring.
It seems you can’t do it right now, that some designated time in the future will be better.
Why is that?
- Talk to a mortgage broker and a realtor and find out what your real numbers look like – you’ll be surprised!
- Call Friend B – she might be excited at the invitation and make a great dinner companion and Friend A might appreciate the restaurant evaluation from a trusted source.
- If you want to change jobs, start that ball moving now – by Spring you will thought of a few more reasons why not to take action.
So often we think another time, or maybe even a certain other time, would be better than the one we are currently in to take an action.
It has a lot to do with our comfort zone and our ability to push ourselves outside our comfort zone.
Carpe diem!! Seize the day!!
Starting an on-line business falls into this category.
- I’ll try it next year when I know about if I got that promotion.
- I’ll look into it when I know my children are moving across country.
- I should probably take some courses before I make that decision.
- I need to decide what I can sell on-line.
- I have to figure out what to tell my friends first because they’ll laugh at me.
Carpe articulum!! Seize this moment!!
Lack of information has got to be one of the most paralyzing issues for anyone wanting to make a decision. Procrastination comes from fear of the unknown, or uncertainty about our abilities!
If you were off on an adventure, or a hot date… you would be up early, excited, planning every part of the preparation.
Why can’t you do that with something that has the possibility of adventure and a great future?
I would suggest it is a combination of two things: one is the unknown and two is the possibility of failure.
Either way I’d say this is a learning experience. The unknown can be cured. You will not fail if you bring a powerful determination with you. Worst possible scenario is that you really don’t like this space or building an on-line business and you fold it… that’s not failure, that’s recognizing a personal trait and acting on it.
Money is not an object. Yes, you need some to start, but it is not out of line.
YOU need to decide YOU want to give this a go. NOW. Not tomorrow, not next month, not next year. NOW! “Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” I know, from experience, that this is true.
Take the first step and book a 30 minute chat with me. We will discuss where you are now and why you want to do this and what sort of possibilities there might be for you.
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Now what’s your excuse?
I have definatley been guilty of procrastination in the past. Took a big leap of faith and trusted my gut earlier this year and have not yet regretted it. Sometimes you just have to jump and build your wings on the way down. The time will never be just perfect. Great post Agnes, very inspiring.
So true Agnes, you have to get out of your comfort zone and just go for it. No time like the present !!
Could not agree more. I am awful for “i’ll do it when xyz” and then it either never happens or I just give myself more excuses not to do it.
So true on every level.
I’ve been there. The longest journey begins with the first step. But we know, that taking that first step is the hardest one. And getting up and trying again after you fall a couple times should be natural but it isn’t.
You know how I now it should be natural? Because no one has to teach it to a baby. He/she just gets back up and try again. It is as though they know “iv’e got this. It is just a matter of time.
Thanks for sharing Agnes.
I enjoyed your post Agnes. Right now–today– is always when one should start doing anything that is really worth now.
Good advice as always. We can always find excuses. Some people are destined to never get past the thinking about it stage.
Action takers usually get rewarded with success.
I am with you Agnes
Life is too short to waste time 🙂
Tomorrow is not promised to us so we must make the best use of today.
I know I spent too long doing the talking and the learning, but not doing anything. Finally, the school I was working at closed (due to budget cuts), and I took it as a sign to finally let go of the career that wasn’t making me happy. That’s when things really started moving and happening, and I’ve never looked back. There is no “perfect” time. There’s today, and you need to work with what you got.