Ready… Steady… GO!
How do you know when you are ready? What is it you are going to be ready for?
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” Dr House (Hugh Laurie)
Why do you need to be ready? Will you ever be ready?
Or are you using it as an excuse to stall because you are afraid?
What is it you are afraid of? The unknown? Change? Being happy? It not working out? Failing? Moving on? Life being better?
Someone once told me, that to be successful you need to be in a risk taking mind-set.
You need to be prepared to make something different to get a positive change.
How will you know if you don’t try?
If you keep doing everything the same, you are going to get the same results. Makes sense really…
But if you are not loving it, and just going through the motions of life, then you are missing out BIG time.
Taking risks is hard, and things don’t always turn out how you planned or hoped, but a change does happen. Things don’t stay the same.
If you wait till tomorrow, is that going to be better? Not really. All you have done is delay everything by 24hrs.
What if tomorrow comes and you have missed the opportunity?
If you wait till tomorrow that is 1 less day to hit your goal meaning you will have to work that bit harder to catch up.
I read a book called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, some of it was a bit too out there even for me, but the concept of not living in the past or living in the future but living in the present moment makes sense.
From the past we learn lessons. We learn what not to eat because it makes us feel shitty and put on weight. We learn some people are just dicks and there is nothing we can do about that but move on.
For the future all we can do is prepare for it, we take the lessons from the past, let go of the pain, take risks to make us happy now which will set us up for the future.
You have your goal – lets say its weight loss. Eating shit food and sitting on your arse thinking about it in the now is not going to prepare you for success in the future.
In the now you need to make choices, eat for your health, move more, do fun stuff so that a side effect of that will be a healthy weight and a happier life.
What do you need to do RIGHT NOW to make your life better?
Now is as good a time as any…
Ready…. Steady… GO!