Don’t Wait For The Perfect Conditions
Don’t wait for the perfect conditions
By Paula Morand
Are you peppering your New Year’s Resolutions with conditions?
In other words, do you resolve to start doing an action that would enhance your life when and only when something else happens first?
Do you say, I am going to start exercising just as soon as I can make time in my schedule for it?
Or, I am going to start my new business once I have $50,000 I can afford to lose?
Or I will get my Master’s Degree as soon as I don’t have to bring work home from the office at night?
Whenever you place these conditions on what you will do, you are effectively putting up a roadblock.
The reality of life is that there is no perfect time to do anything.
If we are lucky in life, we may get rare glimpses of perfection, like the elegant eagle soaring across the sky, the spectacular sunset, or the innocence of a delighted child laughing.
But it is nothing more than a glimpse, a tantalizing taste to remind us it exists and then it is gone in a flash.
Real life means we have to be bold enough to launch our dreams when the time is not just right.
It means starting today to exercise by walking up and down your basement steps 10 times, even if you can’t afford a gym membership.
It means skipping the dessert and eating the broccoli. It means making time because what you want to do is important and something else can wait.
If you really want this year to be the amazing one you have been waiting for, you have to stop waiting now and just get up and get started.
I’m not saying it will always work. But it won’t ever get finished if you never get started either.
When we place conditions on our resolutions, we usually pick things that are a little beyond what we know we can do.
In essence, we are putting up a roadblock to stop us from getting into our dreams. It’s a trick we all play on ourselves. We summon outside forces to control our inner motivation.
Get rid of this nasty trickster who will hold you back forever with the promise of something perfect in the tomorrow that never arrives.
You own this day, and you own this year. Start the thing that you most want and watch it grow.
Paula Morand is a leadership building, revenue boosting, strategy expanding keynote speaker, author and visionary. This dreaming big and being bold leadership expert and brand strategist brings her vibrant energy, humor and wisdom to ignite individuals, organizations and communities to lead change, growth and impact in a more bold fashion.
24 years, 27,000 clients, 34 countries, 15 books, former radio personality, 11x award winning entrepreneur and humorous emcee. Check out Paula’s bestselling books on Amazon: “Bold Courage: How Owning Your Awesome Changes Everything”, “Dreaming BIG and Being BOLD: Inspiring stories from Trailblazers, Visionaries and Change Makers” book series; and her newest release “Bold Vision: A Leader’s Playbook for Managing Growth”.
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