You’re waiting for the right time.
You’re waiting for the right brand.
You’re waiting for the right moment.

And if you keep waiting, you’ll slowly lose your belief, passion and enthusiasm —and it’ll be gone.

Here’s the deal:

If you don’t capture your ideas like your life depends on it and then execute like your hair’s on fire:

You’ll miss out on progress.
You’ll miss out on creativity.
You’ll miss out on momentum.

And worst of all, you’ll become a dabbler, a talker —someone who is always pontificating on what’s next.

But it never quite happens, does it?

Because here’s what happens when you sit around and wait for the “right” time.

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We can all relate to John in some shape, way, or form —knowing we missed our shot:

We missed our shot at film school.
We missed our shot at chasing waves.
We missed our shot at quitting the 9-5.
We missed our shot at publishing the book.
We missed our shot at moving cross country.
We missed our shot at meeting our soul mate.
We missed our shot at living unapologetically.

And it’s never too late —but in life we have windows.

These windows are snapshots in time where our lives can radically shift by taking action —as doors open that were previously closed.

As the classic Fight Club quote goes:

This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.

Or, for a more scholarly approach —one of the best essays of all time by Seneca where he pounds the reader into submission:

You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, though all the while that day which you bestow on some person or thing is perhaps your last.

Better yet, Jon Krakuer’s brilliant tale of Into The Wild —a story of the human spirit, and our desire to step away from society’s norms:

Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.

So, how is waiting working out for you?

Waiting is where dreams go to die.
Waiting is where the inner critic wins.
Waiting is where excuses become real.
Waiting is where we lose all our self-trust.
Waiting is where adaptation works against us.

There’s a reason the first sentence in The Leap Of Your Life starts with one my publisher wanted to soften:

What are you waiting for?

The publisher said it was too intense and a stranger may take offense —and I said that’s exactly what we want.

Not from ego, but when I was most stuck in my life —I wanted someone to call me out.

Fluff personal development barely moves the needle.

And guess what?

In one year, you’re going to wake up and either have taken relentless action before you’re ready —or you’ll continue to wait, ponder, overthink.

Which will you choose?

If you read this —get off the sidelines and post to comments.

I want to hear from you.

And so does your future self.

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