“Now it’s the right time!” Said no-one ever
Let’s face it, the right time will never come. Never will be the right moment to have a child, quit your job, invest in a company, or end that lousy relationship.
What stops us from taking those difficult steps? Fear. Fear that we’ll fail (and everything else that comes from failing).
If we could only have an assurance that everything is going to turn out well and that everyone will be happy, then we would take more risks. But then, that’s not taking a risk, that’s playing it safe!
We are a nation of people pleasers, trying to make everyone happy is impossible!
What is the solution then?
I’m not saying that you should quit your job right this moment, invest all of your money impulsively, break up with your partner after reading this, or drop everything you are doing to go climb the Everest!
What I’m suggesting is to take a good look at your fears and where they came from, look at what blocks you from being completely happy (guilt, responsibility, feeling not enough, loneliness, finances, etc) and do something about it. Start a vision board, connect with people, gather resources, research, study, seek help, do something towards your goal.
Fear can be paralyzing and change can be overwhelming. Take one step at a time, conquer small goals and keep moving forward. Don’t let doubts cloud your vision. Stay focused on the feeling of happiness you want and pay attention to the opportunities as they present themselves. The cure for fear is action.
Life is too short to live it unfulfilled. Imagine 5, 10, 20 years from now, you’ll be glad that you took a risk and are living life to the fullest.
The time is now!