Do It Today: Stop Waiting for the Right Time

by Helene

There's never a better time than the present. Too often, we wait for the perfect time to start losing weight, build a business, save money, or have children.

Time is constantly passing, and there's no time to wait!

There's also never going to be a perfect time. You can start working out today! You don't need to wait for Monday, or the first of the month, or the first of the year. There will never be a perfect time to have a child.

Instead of waiting for the perfect time, get started today and make the most of the present moment.

Taking action is often better than waiting. See why:

1. There's always a way.

You can't control time, but you can control how you use it. Rather than waiting, use your determination and ingenuity to find a way to make the present work for you.

Take the opportunities you have and figure out how to bring them to fruition. You can always find a way.

2. Progress is often slow, so get started as soon as possible.

It can take a while to build momentum, so it only makes sense to begin building it immediately. Success can take time.

How much time do you have? You really don't know. One thing is for certain: the sooner you get started, the sooner you'll taste success.

3. You learn more.

The sooner you start doing something, the sooner your education begins. You learn nothing from waiting.

The more you know, the easier it is to be successful and to enjoy your life.

4. Ignore the excuses.

You can always invent an excuse to justify postponing action. Most people do this on a daily basis. Do you want the same results as the average person?

A year from now, you'll still have plenty of excuses, but you won't be any closer to your goal. Forget the excuses and take action.

5. You'll be pleased with yourself.

Imagine you're old and at the end of your life. Do you think you'll regret the things you did, or the opportunities you failed to act upon?

You'll regret your inaction much more than the actions you took. No one wants to die full of regret.

Taking action right now is better than waiting for the perfect moment in the future.

That time will never come. Take advantage of today and begin making progress and building momentum.

Begin taking action today with these strategies:

1. Create a plan that you can begin executing immediately.

Your plan should include actions that you can take either today or tomorrow at the latest.

2. Consider the likely obstacles.

What roadblocks are you likely to run into? What can you do to prepare for them? Do you have any solutions? What resources do you have available to you?

3. Create a reward system.

Obviously, you have some resistance to getting started, or you would've already gotten started.

Encourage yourself to take action by promising yourself a small reward after accomplishing a task or two toward your goal.

4. Be persistent.

Make a habit of taking a small action each day. Small actions might seem like they accomplish little, but the effect is cumulative. Just keep going!

Life can only be lived in the present. Waiting for some unspecified, magical time in the future is a waste of your life.

You can get started right here and now! There's no time like the present to begin living your life fully. What are you waiting for?

By this time next year, you could either change your life significantly or still be stuck. Take control of your life, starting today. You'll be glad you did.

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Build a Foundation That Supports Chasing Big Dreams

When your life is a mess, it might not be the best time to launch your business that directly competes with Facebook or to plan an assault on the summit of Everest.

When your life in chaos, your time is best spent getting that chaos under control before taking on those really big goals.

Climbing Everest would be great, but it might be more helpful to be able to consistently pay your cell phone bill on time each month.

Follow these steps to build a solid foundation that will support chasing your dreams:

1. Get control of your financial situation.

Can you pay your bills on time consistently? Do you have enough money to buy food and clothing as needed? Is there enough money left over each month to pursue your number one hobby, enjoy a social life, and save something for the future?

* Ensure that you have a livable income. This is a worthwhile goal to have.

2. Have a solid social life.

Only you can determine what that means to you. It might mean going out twice a month or four times a week.

It might mean having a couple of close friends or ten.

* Your life isn't complete or well-balanced if your social life isn't up to snuff. You need others more than you might think.

With other people in your life you'll be less stressed, enjoy life more, create more memories, and live longer.

3. Get your physical health in order.

This means finding a healthy weight, eating properly, and getting some exercise. See the dentist and the optometrist.

Your health is more important than making your first million or moving to Tibet to write your memoirs.

* Be sure that you're treating any chronic medical conditions to the best of your ability.

Issues like high blood pressure and diabetes always win in the end if you don't do your part.

4. Work on your mental health.

Everyone has psychological issues that limit their ability to enjoy life to the fullest.

It might be anxiety related to interacting with strangers, a substance abuse challenge, or excessive moodiness.

Give yourself a solid mental health foundation to work from.

5. Have at least one hobby that you love.

Life can't just be about work, chores, and socializing.

Find something that you've always wanted to learn or explore and begin doing it.

If you want to master something, it can take decades. You'll appreciate having a hobby more in your senior years.

6. Take care of the little things.

Mow your grass, keep your house tidy, always have clean clothes available, keep your kitchen and bathrooms clean, mow your grass, keep your car in good repair.

All of these little things have much more impact on your life than you realize.

* If you can't manage the little things, you can't handle the big things.

If you're sniffing your dirty socks to find pair you can wear again today, you're not in the best position to do something spectacular.

When your life is a wreck, it can be tempting to go all-in on an outrageous goal. Part of the appeal is the fact that it's a distraction.

You might also believe that your life will have some meaning if you can accomplish something spectacular.

However, chasing big goals creates imbalance, which is something you already have in excess.

You will be happier and ultimately more successful if you can master the day-to-day issues of life first.

There will be plenty of time to battle Microsoft after you've mastered paying your electric bill on time each month.

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 Cheers, Helene Malmsio

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