The Time For Change Is Now

by Nate Nicholls · 4 comments

I did not write this post on a Monday.  I didn’t write it on (or even close to) New Year’s.  It wasn’t on my birthday or any other personally significant day.  Not a weekend.  Not even the beginning of the day.

I wrote this in the middle of the week, about mid-morning.  I’d already had my coffee and bagel.  I’d already started my normal routine.  I was far enough into my daily schedule that I’d already begun to feel disappointed by some of the choices I’d made earlier in the morning.

You are living as if destined to live forever; your own frailty never occurs to you; you don’t notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply….You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.

Seneca

The time is now.

There isn’t a good day to start anything.  The first of the month is just a number.  “Next week” is only an excuse.  The weekend won’t give you more time than you already have today.  (Seriously, how many days will you give up, waiting for the weekend to arrive?)  If it’s worth doing, do it now.

You can’t perfect something that doesn’t exist, so take the first step toward your dream immediately, even if you don’t have all the plans in place.  Start now, so you’ll have something to perfect tomorrow.  If it’s worth doing right, then do it right now.

 

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Ray N July 13, 2011 at 2:26 am

What a timely message for me personally. I had these similar thoughts today prior to reading your blog. It just confirms what I was thinking. – Ray N

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Sjbe143 July 13, 2011 at 2:35 am

So happy to see you back at your blog! Can anyone say “ouch”!? You hit the nail on the head….and sent me in the right direction! Thanks, Nate.

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NathanD.Nicholls July 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm

@Ray N I’m glad we’re in agreement! I’ve been thinking about this for a while and wrote this more as a kick in the seat of my own pants, than anything else. Thought it might be good to share, too.

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NathanD.Nicholls July 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm

@Sjbe143 Glad it helped! (And, I’m glad to be back at the blog, too!) I’m working on a correlary post right now, with some more thoughts on getting things done and how success happens. Expect to see it soon.

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