On Thursday I was trapped in the LA Courthouse all day for jury duty. This is what I thought about.
I feel like I’ve heard that over and over and over and, yet, I’m not sure that I agree with it. Timing is important, don’t get me wrong, and sometimes luck finds us and things just fall into place naturally. But how often do we miss out on opportunities because we’re “waiting for the time to be right”? How many times have you procrastinated because “life will be less hectic next week”? Or you’ll “have more money next month”? Or you’ll “be skinnier/fitter/healthier/more confident after your next diet”?
I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there. We’ve all put things off because the circumstances weren’t ideal.
I have news for you: they never will be.
The minutes pass, the hours fade, and the days fly by no matter what. There’s no pausing or rewinding the clock, so why wait? Why put off until tomorrow what could easily be done today?
Next time you hear yourself saying “I’ll do it tomorrow”, stop. Unless there’s a legitimate reason that it can’t be done today, do it. Feel the empowerment that comes with being proactive. Doors will be opened and new opportunities will suddenly present themselves. I mean, who doesn’t want that?
Here’s to whatever it is you could be doing RIGHT NOW…