Next year I’ll have more time and then I can ___________.
When I save up more money I’ll _____________.
Once ________ happens then I’ll ____________.
Is this you? Did I just read your mind? Are those the voices in your head every time you think of that big shining goal you’ve been pining after?
If you’re nodding yes then we gotta talk…Why are you waiting for the right something to happen before you make a change or take the first step toward your goal?
You know you can start today, right? (I know you just thought “No I can’t” and then a million excuses flooded into your brain.)
But seriously, that stuff does not need to happen before you take a step forward. It’s never going to be the perfect time, you’ll never have enough money, or the right amount of space in your schedule. Those are excuses. They’re roadblocks you’ve created so you don’t have to dive in because diving in is scary and it might take a lot of effort and time and ughhh that sounds like a lot of work…
But if it’s really important to you, if it’s calling your name and swimming through your head every day, if you’re making notes and tentative plans, then it’s time. You don’t need to wait for that THING to happen. Put your excuses aside, stop waiting for other people, get past the stipulations and the hurdles you need to jump. Stop getting in your own way!
Get started right now. Like, right now. (I won’t even be mad if you don’t read the rest of this post.)
You know people say it’s never the right time to have kids? That applies to EVERYTHING. It’s never the right time to start a business, change careers, take a class, go on a big crazy trip. And it doesn’t matter if you start today or in 5 years – you’re going to put in a ton of effort and run into challenges either way. The only difference will be – and I guarantee…in 5 years you’re going to be kicking yourself for not starting earlier. GUARANTEE!
So, here’s how to get past those roadblocks…Write down that something currently standing in your way and what might happen if you just ignore it and go for what you want. Now, make a little escape plan for yourself should that dreaded thing happen.
Unless your escape plan involves bodily harm or the death of you or someone else, I give you permission to proceed. Yeah, just like that. Excuses gone, face forward, go after what you want.
What is that something standing in the way of what you want?