Are you still waiting? Waiting for that perfect person, or that perfect job, or that perfect time to start that project, or start that perfect family you’ve always been dreaming of? If you are, then stop. You are just wasting your time. Because as you wait, or push things back for when you think that perfect time will come, you are slowly taking away the time you get to actually enjoy the moment you are waiting for. And I hate to break it to you, but that perfect moment, just doesn’t exist. There is no perfect time for anything in life. Let me elaborate. (If you actually have the time to read this, of course.)
See I used to live life that way. I would try as much as possible to plan out every detail of my adulthood, thinking I knew when I would be “ready” or “mature enough” to take on projects, or a relationship, or a milestone in my life. And then suddenly, I found myself in my thirties, still trying to figure out and evaluate what I’m waiting for. And I realized, I’ve been wasting so much time and years all in my head, planning instead of actually doing.
I’m sure you’ve all heard the sayings, “There’s no time like the present,” or “Live each day to its fullest,” and you’ve thought that all those sayings are just easier said than done. And it’s true. It’s much easier to say you’ll take action in your life, than actually taking action. But if actually taking ownership of your life was easy, life would be boring. And there would be no way to differentiate the strong from the weak.
Well, I’m here to remind you that today, you are and can still be that strong, exciting person, living that life you’ve been waiting for… now.
So stop. Stop waiting to take that trip. Stop waiting to ask that guy or girl out. Stop putting off that project or starting a family. Stop talking yourself out of what you really want out of life right now. Just stop. We aren’t promised tomorrow, and no, there aren’t any guarantees that you will achieve what you want. But there is a guarantee that you will be closer to what you want, if you stop waiting now.
As Wayne Gretzky has said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” So take them… now. If you do so, reaping all the benefits you’ll soon receive, will be the only thing you’ll ever be waiting for.