It’s all too easy to tell ourselves that once we lose twenty pounds, we’ll be happy. Or once we have more free time, we’ll start reading more and working out. We think we’re too busy now to do anything we want to do. Or we’ll be happy once we’ve done what we wanted. But we haven’t even started working on it.
News Flash: You’ll always be busy
Or you’ll be tired when you have time. Or someone else will need your time. Or you’ll feel like you don’t have enough knowledge or skill to start. There is no perfect time. There is always something you can use a reason not to start. If you’re looking for a reason, not to be happy now, you’ll find it. Inaction is one of the biggest time wasters. The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
Plant the tree now
You are not getting any younger every day. And nothing is going to change unless you take things into your own hands and change them. The most valuable thing you can do is just get started. Don’t overthink. Do something.