What are you waiting for? Why haven’t you started? What are you holding back on starting? Is there something you’ve been wanting to do but you just don’t think it’s the right time?

You’re in a busy season of life, and you just don’t think you can manage it all. Do you have a goal you want to go after, but you’re unsure what others will think? Do you just not feel ready to start because you don’t think you have all the tools and resources in place, or your path just hasn’t been made clear yet?

It’s time to let go of your worry and doubt and just start. Take the leap of faith because, really, what do you have to lose???

Don’t wait for the right time to start — it won’t come.

What is the right time anyway? Is it tomorrow? Is it a month from now? Is it a year from now? Is it when you get your ducks in a row? — What does getting your ducks in a row mean anyway? — When is that right time for you?

If you’re waiting for the right time, the right time will never come. Do you know why? Because if you don’t change something or do something, you’ll be stuck in the wrong time for the rest of your life. Every new season will be the wrong time because, no matter the season, your life will always be full, you’ll be needed by someone, and your work will never be done.

How can we combat this epidemic of the wrong time versus the right time?

Do something every day

One little thing to move the needle forward is easy to do and easy not to do. But even in a full schedule, you can find the time to do one thing toward your dream, and all it takes is consistency over a period of time to make that dream come true.

Work on yourself

Many times our excuse for it not being the right time stems from our lack of belief or confidence in ourselves. Begin a personal growth journey and watch your confidence build. Read 15 minutes a day from a personal growth book. Listen to one personal growth audio a day while you’re driving or working out or doing daily chores. Again, it’s easy to do, but it’s also easy not to do. Carve out that small chunk of time, and you will gain momentum toward your dream.

The right time to start is now.

Don’t wait for the approval from others — some will never give it.

Why are you banking what you do on other people? What advantage do you have in that? Why are they allowed to make your decisions for you? If they won’t be taking care of your family if you’re gone, then why should they have a say in how you take care of yours now?

Evaluate your relationships

Ask yourself honestly about each person who tries to give you advice or take approval: “Are they where I want to be or headed in that direction?”

What others think about you doesn’t make you who you are.

They have no idea what passions or purposes are stirring in your heart or the WHY or motivation behind your ideas or dreams. God may have placed these specific dreams on your heart, and if not you, then who? If you don’t fulfill them, then you may lose a chance to have an impact on those around you who are watching you.

Don’t wait until your kids are older — they’re watching you now.

If you have kids, you owe it to them to start! They’re watching you, and they do not care what you say; they watch what you do! If what you are saying you want to do doesn’t line up with the actual action you take, you automatically lose credibility with your kids. They will look past you to find another role model. Is that what you want?

Be their best role model

Win for your kids. Be their example and show them how to succeed.

Take them along with you

Share your journey, and make it a family thing. The best way to learn is through experience. If you take them along on your journey, they will open up to you, and the communication, relationship, and memories will be priceless.

Don’t wait until you’re ready — you’ll never fully be ready to start

Waiting until you’re ready is an excuse to stay comfortable. I get it. You’re nervous because what if it doesn’t work? What if you don’t succeed? But what if you do?

Let go of your excuses, build your confidence, stop listening to the naysayers and just start! Go after that dream that’s pressing on your heart. Start today!

FINAL STRETCH

Don’t wait for the right time to start — it won’t come.

Don’t wait for the approval from others — some will never give it.

Don’t wait until your kids are older — they’re watching you now.

Don’t wait until you’re ready — you’ll never be fully ready to start.

Make the decision to start now, right where you’re at!! It’s better than waiting and never starting at all.

Did you know we have a FREE online community available to you? If you’re not a part of it already, this is the perfect place to start for support and encouragement as you work toward your goals.

We also have a FREE online workshop coming up on Feb 10 that I’d love for you to join me at! It’s called, “Create Your Dream Mission Statement,” and it will be the perfect place to get you started on a specific dream and finding a meaningful WHY behind it that will lead you to take the action required. Can’t make that date or time work for you? No problem, register, and you’ll gain access to the replay.

Dream huge, and remember, you are a winner. Just run YOUR race!

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and let me know, what are you waiting for?

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