Don’t wait.Nov 24, 2020
If there is something special you want to do, now is the time.
If you want to make a difference in the world, remember now is the time!
Quit the excuses, quit the backpedaling. If I have learned one thing in my life it is that no decision is a decision in itself.
I waited too long to leave Sicily and leave a relationship in my 20’s that had run its course.
I waited too long to start managing my stress and emotions more effectively, instead of managing them with food.
I waited too long to leave a career that was no longer stretching me or fulfilling me.
I waited too long to become a professional coach.
I waited too long to ask a special someone on a date.
I waited too long to start believing in myself.
I waited too long to start deliberately creating the life I wanted.
And worst of all... I waited too long to start enjoying my life; to be present and happy in the moment, regardless.
I talked about starting a YouTube channel for years before I actually took action. I talked about it in detail to anyone patient enough to listen.
It was laughable really. It wasn’t only when I did something different that things changed.
First, I started visualizing what it would feel like to actually be doing it, really allowing myself to feel the emotions, the excitement, the joy, the satisfaction of being a YouTuber.
Second, I had a very powerful coaching session with a coach who challenged me to set a date for the first video and then held me accountable.
And then another breakthrough: I did am 8-day YouTube influencers challenge with Sean Cannell who said something that really resonated with me.
He said, “Start messy, but just start. Your first videos will be your worst videos, but it doesn’t matter. It’s the same for everyone. Just start.”
So, don't be fooled by those who say to wait until you are more mature, wiser or "confident", because it doesn't work that way.
Stop waiting for that perfect moment to start. Stop waiting for everything to be perfect,
So, stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you.
Stop waiting for something or someone to come along and make you happy in the future.
Stop waiting to be ready.
Stop waiting to feel like it, because the bad news is, you never will.
Your life is unfolding right now, exactly where you are.
Right now, in this imperfect, messy moment in which you are wishing things were different.
Your happiness is not something that you can postpone to some future date and neither is that goal you have for 2021.
As Brian Tracy said, “There are 7 days in the week and one day is not one of them.”
There is just one thing you need to do and that is start, jump. Take a leap of faith.
Wisdom will come.
The strength will come.
Confidence will come.
Don’t give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to achieve it.
The time will pass anyway.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
All you need to do is take that first step in faith towards what you want and what you want will meet you halfway.
The Universe will meet you halfway.
Make 2021 the year you actually start and take inspired action in the direction of your dreams. A year from now you will be so glad you did.
Jump and your wings will unfold as you fall.