Surprise! This post is not a plea to sign up for my Wonderfulness Program. In fact, it doesn’t have anything to do with the program at all.
Instead, it’s based on a problem I see people creating for themselves constantly. Maybe you do it, too.
Do Any of These Sound Familiar?
You’re waiting to put on a swimsuit and spend the day at the beach until after you’ve lost a bit of your jiggle.
You’re planning to take that new exercise class after you’ve already gotten in better shape (you don’t want to look like a loser).
You’ll start dating after you can see your doc again for some Botox shots.
You’ll manage your stress after you get back from your vacation (you just have way too much to do before then).
You know you’ll be happy after you’ve got the promotion (and salary boost) you’ve been angling for.
Actually, all of these plans are temporarily on hold until after the present craziness has passed–you are certain that you’ll have more time in the future.
The future will be wonderful, won’t it?
To paraphrase John Lennon, life is happening while you’re planning for it. It’s not that you shouldn’t make any plans at all, but we’re in the habit of waiting for a perfect time to act. I’m here to tell you that perfect time may never come–act now!
Are you aware that summer is halfway through? What are you waiting for? Eat a peach. Walk along the water’s edge. Catch a sunset. Have a picnic. There’s no time like the present.