I've been guilty of waiting. Putting life on hold until [insert any number of excuses here]. I've been guilty of saying, "I'll start when..." "I'll do that when..." "I'll be happy when..."
Do any of those phrases sound familiar? How many times have you uttered those to yourself?
Here's the thing...time will pass. Whether you start now or whether you keep putting it off. Unfortunately, time stands still for nobody.
I used to say I would start whatever it is I wanted to do when I was ready. I'm not sure what I meant by that, but darn it, I had to be ready before I could do anything!
It's laughable now, because we are never 100% ready for anything. We aren't ready for the first day of school. For our first day at a new job. For our first date with that attractive man (or woman). For marriage. For a new baby. For big life changes that are sprung upon us!
We can prepare and study and do what we need to in order to "get ready," but we are never 100% ready. That's an impossible notion.
I stalled a lot when starting my own business. I had to know it all before I could venture out on my own! Well, you know something? That's a joke. Because I am still learning things every day!
Starting my own business was terrifying. I had all the "what if" questions. Namely, what if I failed? But putting it off wasn't going to change anything. If I never tried, I would never know if I could be successful or if I would even like being my own boss (PS - I do!).
And it's like that with so many things. I could put off doing things in my life, but at what point does that end up biting me in the butt? All I'd do is get older and have nothing to show for it. And truthfully, I'd probably be really unhappy, stuck in one place, never growing or reaching for bigger, better things.
I may not be fully ready for a lot of things that happen in my life, but I am open to it all. I'm open to whatever life has to offer. I'm no longer "waiting" for the moment to be perfect or the timing to be right.
Life moves forward, every day. Are you moving with it, or standing still in one place?
I hope you all have a beautiful week. And that you aren't standing still, waiting for life to happen to you. Go out and make it happen!
With love and wellness,