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How To Stop Playing The Waiting Game and Start Before You're Ready

When it comes to taking action on turning our dreams or goals into a reality most people are stuck in a perpetual mode of waiting. Waiting for the stars to perfectly align in deciding whether or not to start a new intimate relationship , or to have the exact amount of money down to the last pence before they act on launching their dream business. We put our dreams on hold until the children grows up and leave home. We wait until Monday before starting a fitness or diet plan but each week flies by onto the next and the next as we wait for the perfect moment to pull the trigger and get started.

How long have you been waiting to begin pursuing your goal or dream? This waiting game we play with ourselves to put off taking action is a huge mistake. As much as we hate to burst your bubble there is no such thing as the perfect time, the perfect time is right now. Time is more important than timing. Below are some life truths which may help you to quit wasting precious time, and begin proactively pursuing your dreams and goals

1. The perfect time will never happen. Again, just in case you missed it the first time around, there will never be a good time to get started. There will always be a viable excuse. All of the variables will never be in perfect alignment. The most perfect time you’re going to get is right now.

2. You’ll never be ready. It is human nature to stall. If you wait until you’re ready, you’ll still be waiting on your deathbed. Harsh but true.

Do you know what the first step is? That’s all you need to know. Take action and trust that you’ll figure out the rest along the way. It is like walking up the stairs. You only need to see one step at a time to make it to the top. In the words of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, " Take the first step in faith. You don't have  to see the whole staircase, just take the first step".

3. Our natural tendency is to wait too long. The advantages of getting started now are numerous. Perhaps the most significant is the fact that you can achieve your goals sooner. The sooner you begin any journey, the sooner you will reach your destination. We are dispositioned to procrastinate and wait too long. When was the last time you took instant action ? While everyone else is waiting, be the person that doesn’t wait. Tell yourself that the sooner you get started, the sooner you can be successful. Fortune favours the bold, so be bold.

4. Over Planning. Some people want to have every step along their journey mapped out with precision before taking the first step. Unfortunately, life itself is unpredictable. No matter how hard we try and however diligently we plan there will always You know more than enough to get started. Be like NIKE and 'Just do it'.

5. The most successful people make decisions quickly and stick with them. People who are indecisive are the least successful. They’re eternally conflicted for a variety of reasons, primarily fear. Give yourself a time limit to make a decision and then act on it.

Avoid spending ages agonising over your decision. Instead, practice making decisions quickly and moving forward with them. A decent decision, made quickly, that you stick with, is better than a great decision, a year from now, that you can’t maintain.

6. Action leads to results. The truth is that the sooner you take action, the more you’ll learn what is working and what's not working either way each time you act you will get a result and will be able to adjust yourself accordingly. One thing is certain you’re not producing any results while you’re sitting around waiting for the perfect moment to act.

Most people wait for the moment when they'll feel inspired before they take action when the opposite is true. Action leads to inspiration. Inspiration leads to even more action.

So why are you waiting? If you're being truthful the most honest answer is fear. If you never get started, if you never begin, you can’t fail. However, the opposite is true, too. If you never get started, there’s no real hope of achieving anything better than you currently have and is dissatisfied with now. One thing is for certain is that if you never begin, you’re guaranteed to fail.

Take a deep breath and resolve to begin today. You will never be 100% ready or comfortable, so you may as well get started right now and seize the present moment to change your life.

By| womenwhoslay @womenwhoslay


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