I encourage you, I plead with you, I dare you, to stop waiting to do what it is that you want to do and to start doing it.
Let me quote David Deida:
Every moment waited is a moment wasted, and every wasted moment degrades your clarity of purpose (The Way of the Superior Man).
I’ll keep this brief.
Why Men Wait
It’s simple – we feel we’re not ready. We feel we’re not good enough. We feel worthless of that particular thing we want to do.
The funny thing is, when we’re successful, we’re not driven to go to the next level, because we’re too comfortable, we have no fire under our feet.
But when we hit a personal recession (or a depression), which we will inevitably, at least once in our lives, we feel too inadequate to up our game. So we get our butts to work only hard enough to get back to the normalcy.
The Way Forward
The way forward can be a subtle turn of the foot or it can be a jump in faith that the net will appear.
But the only key to it is doing it now. Not tomorrow, not next year, or on a particular birthday.
Certainly not “after I’ve done this particular thing because then I’ll be ready.”
Now, don’t get me wrong – you need to have gone the journey before you can bring back the elixir. But you wouldn’t have this urge, this fiery desire to up your game if you didn’t feel deep inside that you were ready for it.
You Know What to Do
You almost always know what to do. If you don’t, you can find out very quickly. But chances are that you know what you should be doing and what you should do right now.
The challenge is – will you do it. Will you stop waiting and do it.
Do This Now
Step 1. Write down what you are waiting to do and should start doing now.
Step 2. Write down three things you can do to get you started on that new path.
Step 3. Take action on the first thing on your list.
If you take these steps, you’ll begin to gain momentum.