Don’t wait until you are ready

It’s tempting to wait until you have all your ducks in a row before you begin your new business or pursue that lifelong goal.

Waiting until the New Year after all of the feasting is over before you start eating well and exercising regularly.

Waiting until the kids start going to school before you start writing a blog.

Waiting until you aren’t under so much pressure at work before you start learning how to code in javascript.

Waiting until you retire before you take that trip overseas.

This idea that you have to wait until the ideal time presents itself is yet another form of procrastination, which also happens to be the right hand man of resistance.

You have everything you need to start today, even now.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

William Hutchison Murray