Don't Wait to Change
I want to make sure that I'm clear on this. I don't want to seem like I am being insensitive to anybody, but I think this point is very important, and I want to talk about it. When I say don't waste your life, I have just got to be real with you. There is going to be a day where you don't wake up. There is going to be a time where tomorrow doesn't come. You can't add time to the clock. You can't bargain for more time when the end finally gets here. Wasting my life is the very thing that I fear the most. Wasting your life can look different for different people. Maybe you are in a position where you are settling for less. I consider that wasting your life. Just because you feel down, does not mean that you can't turn things around. Feelings are feelings. I mean, just because you feel something doesn't mean it is real. Feelings lie a lot of the time. Just because you feel something doesn't mean that it's right. Feelings are real, but that doesn't make them right.
Wasting your life might look like being afraid to launch. Maybe you have an idea or an ambition to do something to help people or to change the world but you are too afraid of failure, or you are too afraid of judgments. That is wasting your life. You do not have the kind of time to put things off. You do not have the kind of time to be worried about other people's judgments. You have got to make hay while the sun is shining.
Let me tell you something. If you need a new year to make a difference or a change then you are not serious about it. You have right now guaranteed. That is it. Act now. Make a decision. You have got to get sick and tired of being sick and tired. A lot of people complain about their situation. They complain about how they haven't done more. They complain about how they are not in shape, but they don't act right now. Maybe you say that you'll start next week. Or maybe you say that you'll even start tomorrow. Stop it. Stop saying that, for real. You don't have tomorrow guaranteed so stop acting like you do. If you want to change then start right now. Today. There are a million reasons to put things off but the only reason worth doing it right now is if you really want to change. If you really want to make a difference. If you really want to be better, then do it today.
You are in control of the decisions that you make. You might not be in control of the outcome of your decisions but you are certainly in control of whether or not you decide to start the change. So get tired of staying the same, and decide to make the change.
It all starts with you.