Not Making A Choice Is Still Making A Choice
I just want to tell you this— Stop waiting for the perfect time. Some of us are going to wait our whole life. Waiting for other people to change. Waiting for the right moment. I’m not telling you to rush the process or get ahead of yourself but the right time to make a decision in your life is right now. So many people never get to where they need to be because they never make a choice. They never decide. Not making a choice is still making a choice. Indecision is still a decision.
The reason that I am able to do what I am doing now is because I made a choice in 2009 to better my life. I made the choice to start focusing on the things that I could control. Too many of you out there are only focused on the things that you can’t control. So let me ask you this- what is one thing in your life that you can control? Maybe it’s something simple like jumping in the ocean to conquer your fear of it. Maybe it’s a commitment to a new venture. You have control to start that race. You’ll never get to the finish line if you never start.
You might think “I can’t because I’m not good enough.” Let me tell you this- no one is good at something in the beginning. You don't have to be perfect to start. Life is not about perfection, it’s about progression. It’s about taking that first step and then the next and continuing to put one foot in front of the other until it becomes second nature.
You will never get “there,” wherever “there” is for you, if you don’t start. Don’t be afraid to start small. Go embarrass yourself. Go fall flat on your face. The people who laugh at you now will watch you rise to the top and ask for your help. You’ve seen experts before and we tend to think that they have always been that way but that’s not true. Every expert was once a novice. Don’t be afraid to start something and be at the bottom. You won’t be there forever.
Some of you have been saying “tomorrow” for 10 years. Tomorrow is going to look the same as today, so make it happen! Stop putting it off. Some of you are waiting for the new year. If you need a new year to make a change then you aren’t really serious about a change. It’s yours for the taking, you just have to make the choice to reach for it.
It all starts with you.