It's Never Going To Be The Right Time! Stop Waiting! Move Forward!
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There’s probably not going to be a better time to get started than now.
Life is always going to be crazy. It doesn’t typically get less stressful or less busy.
Many times we say we want to wait to start something, or focus on a goal, until “things calm down” or you “have more time.” The reality is that, unless there is literally something unique going on in your life right now that you know will be ending soon, waiting isn’t the answer.
Working towards your goals right now, taking forward steps right now, WHILE life may feel busy, will only make it easier next week/month/year when things calm down.
To this point, learning how to take small steps forward or work on things as you are able to and building from there is critical.
I also imagine that, for some of us, the excuse of being busy or not having time is merely a reflection that the thing we say we’re trying to work might not actually be that important to us.
That might sound harsh, but I do believe that we find time or figure out ways to work on things that we really want to do or care about.
I don’t think he was the first to say it, but this sentiment was reinforced on a podcast I recently listened to with Navy SEAL David Goggins. Kinda weird, but Tim Ferriss featured other people’s podcasts on his show, and this interview with Goggins was one of them. Here’s what he said:
So many people tell me, “I would love to run Badwater one day.” Why the fuck haven’t you done it? You told me that five years ago. I wonder, I had an idea to run Badwater, I did it in four months. I qualified in four days and ran the damn race. I wanted to be a Navy SEAL, had to lose 105 pounds in 60 days to get in and do it, I lost the weight and became a damn SEAL. I wanted to be a ranger at 41 years old, people go, “What are you want to do next?” I don’t know, I’ve already done it, because the second I thought about it, I researched it, I didn’t ask questions, I achieved it. We waste tons of time not starting our journey for asking so many fucking questions on how to start the journey. Get an idea, start walking, and figure this shit out as you go, vision quest… If you want it, you will find time in your life to do it.
If you don’t want it, you will continue to do exactly what you’re doing now, is give me excuses. You’re going to make up every excuse on why you can’t do it, and that’s why I can’t connect with you. That’s why you hear the passion come out of me, and you want to say it’s anger. No, because I know it can be done. And you’re telling me all this shit on why it can’t be done, and then what you do is, “He’s crazy.” No, you don’t want it bad enough. If you wanted it bad enough, you would figure out how to make this shit happen.
While put kind of aggressively, and with some aggressive language, too, his point was that we find a way IF we want to. Period. End of story. It’s never easy, but if you really care, you’ll figure out how to make it work. What the “it” is may vary from person to person, but you get the idea.
So, a few thoughts on this.
Make sure the things you’re working on, or say you want, are actually things that you DO reallyyyyy want. Consider making a list of why your goals are important, or what will be different about your life when you’re successful. Having that list as motivation and reason to continue is super helpful.
Once you figure out what that goal is, I invite you to see what you can do about it TODAY. Even if it’s a small step in the direction of what you want/need.
It’s time to make yourself a priority, stop waiting for the “right time,” and figure out how to move forward towards the things we want.
These outside factors that are preventing us from reaching our goals might be a reality, AND when we prioritize ourselves and become unreasonable with the way our time is spent and where our attention goes, adjustments to priorities become possible.
And, if your goals are nutrition and/or body composition related, you don’t have to continue to try to do it yourself, I’m here for you. If you’ve been putting off addressing your nutrition or learning more about your food needs, I’m here for you and would love to hear from you TODAY. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Lastly, what do you think about this idea? Agree? Disagree? I’d love to know… please share in the comments!
As always, thank you for reading!