Or are you waiting for the perfect time to…
…learn a new skill?
…write the book?
…eat better and feel great in your body?
We often think that the timing must be perfect for us to begin something. We’ll start eating better after the weekend. We’ll start moving when we find the right exercise program. We’ll start making healthier meals when we’re not so busy.
Someday. Tomorrow. Never.
I heard a really good song this week, “Getting Good,” sung by Lauren Alaina and Trisha Yearwood. It speaks of life getting good once I fall in love, get the money, buy the car, have the house. Finally, the realization: “Once I learn to soak up every moment, I’ll realize my life’s already good!”
Give it a listen. I think you’ll like it.
There is no perfect time to do what matters to you. Take the moment of now. It’s risky. Waiting allows you to avoid possible failure.
It also keeps you from living a full life. When is your life getting good?
Whatever you’ve been putting off, it’s time to start. Take some kind of action. Find out how you can begin learning that new skill and sign up.
Plan one meal you can make this weekend and get the necessary ingredients. Put on your sneakers and get moving.
You may feel some resistance. You may forget your grocery list or misplace those sneakers. Keep forging ahead.
It takes time to go from “start” to “habit.” Give yourself grace.
Put it in your calendar. Do what you can with the time you have, even if it feels imperfect. Make a plan and simply start. Get support if you aren’t able to get started on your own and feel stuck.
Here’s an idea to help you try something new. Join me on Zoom and we’ll make tomato pie together! (If you’ve got tomatoes, you can make this with me.) Today, August 27 from 11:00am to 12:30pm central. Send me an email to reserve your spot and get the Zoom link. It’s my summer gift to you.
Sending you love,
“I’m thinking, once I learn to grow right where I’m planted, maybe that’s when life starts getting good.”—Emily Weisband