How to Lose Wait. Guaranteed.
There are dozens of things we want to do, and millions of things we COULD do, and we end up doing things that we KNOW are a waste of time. Like watching Fuller House. Or, watching episode 2 of Fuller House. Or spending hours on Pinterest/Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/Etc, etc, etc.
Then, we get mad at ourselves for wasting time and not DOING something.
What are we waiting for?
The Right Time.
Ah, yes! That magical solution, The Right Time. That would be the time when we have the energy, freedom, money, resources and desire to get moving, AND when there’s nothing good to watch on Netflix.
Here’s a secret: The Right Time will only come when you hit the switch.
Yup, it works just like a lightbulb, or a remote control. You have to hit the switch. You have to turn on the power to The Right Time for it to work. That’s all, just hit the switch.
What’s that? You don’t know where the switch is?
Sure you do. You’ve always known.
The switch is in your hands, or more accurately, in your heart and mind. You have to decide that you want something different, something MORE than what you have now, and you have to turn the switch to “ON”.
The switch has been off for a long time now, so you might find it a bit disconcerting to turn it on. In fact, it may be blinding for a bit, but it’s okay, you won’t get hurt. You’re eyes will adjust to it soon enough, and you’ll see things you weren’t able to see before.
Like all of the ideas that have been floating around your brain, looking for a place to land. Or the solution to the problem that has been haunting you for days, weeks, months or years. And, if not the solution, at least the doorway to the path that leads to that solution.
So, how do you actually activate the switch?
Just to be clear, looking up a Youtube video on the topic does not count as an action here. Yes, it can be useful at some point, but not now. You’ve already had enough input, now it’s time to have some output.
Like this post. I’m tearing myself away from a dozen time-wasting placebos in order to actually pour out onto the page what I want to talk about…what I want to read for myself, actually. That’s the only way I’ll actually create something, get something done. The placebos will still be there when I’m done, and I’ll take advantage of them, for sure. But by taking the action to hit the keys, or draw the line, or click the shutter, we get ourselves in motion. Then the next step is a bit easier.
While you’ve got yourself in motion, ask yourself, “where do I want this to lead?” and “why is this important to me?” Answers to those questions can give you fuel to continue. But the most important thing that you can do, right now is take action. Take the first step.
Tell me how it goes! I look forward to seeing what you create!
Thanks again for your time, I really appreciate it.