How many of you have goals you'd like to achieve?
How many times have you made excuses as to why now isn't the right time for you to start working on achieving those goals?
How many times have you told yourself you'll "do it tomorrow" or you'll "start next week" but you never got around to it and you're no closer to achieving any of it?
If you're anything like me, it would be more times than you'd like to admit.
But what is this fascination we have with waiting until just the right time before we take action? Why are we so eager to find reasons why we can't start now?
Is it because we are natural procrastinators? Is it because we fear moving forward? Is it because there really is a perfect time that we must wait for?
Perhaps we are inclined to procrastinate rather than take action. Perhaps we are afraid of taking chances and throwing ourself into the unknown. But is there really a perfect time that we have to wait for? No, absolutely not. There will never be a more perfect time than right now.
Why Should You Start Today?
We don't achieve our goals overnight. They take time and progress can be slow, so the sooner you start, the sooner you can celebrate your accomplishments!
There is always a way to make today work for you. Stop looking at reasons why you CAN'T start today and start looking at HOW you can start today. You may have to juggle things around or make some adjustments but where there is a problem, there is always a solution. It's all about perspective!
Start today, and tonight you'll be patting yourself on the back for a job well done. The sooner you throw yourself into it, the sooner you'll be pleased with yourself and feeling more satisfied.
Tomorrow isn't guaranteed. None of us know what's waiting around the corner for us so take heed of today, grab life by the horns and stop putting things off!
You learn nothing from waiting. As each day, week and month passes you'll only feel more frustrated and disappointed in yourself for not taking positive action so get started today and stop that negativity from creeping in.
The perfect time doesn't exist. This concept is just merely a way for us to justify our inaction and make ourselves feel better about it. So stop waiting for the right time because the only right time is now.
How Can You Start Today?
Envision yourself achieving the goals you want to achieve.
Make a plan that involves actions that you can begin today.
Set expectations for yourself. Start slowly then gradually increase the time, effort or duration, and you're far more likely to succeed.
Identify milestones you will achieve along the way and think about how you will reward yourself each time you hit one of these milestones.
Think about what obstacles you're likely to face and come up with ideas about how you're going to overcome them.
Make your plan visible. Stick it on the wall, pop it on the calendar and put it in your phone. Ensure you are constantly reminded of your obligations.
Then all you've got to do is get started!
Life can only be lived in the here and now. The past has already gone and the future is yet to arrive, so the present is the only time we truly have. Stop waiting for this mythical "right time" and just get started today. Three months from now you'll be looking back at this moment, grateful that you took that first step forward.