Waiting will get you nowhere! Now before I start a storm, I do understand the virtue of patience- one that I am often reminded that I sorely lack.
The point is it is easy to hold off on an idea due to the simple fact that it scares you. Waiting then becomes the next best option. Excuses like ‘It’s not the right time’ or ‘I’m still saving money for it’ or ‘The market is too saturated’ are all too common.
Take me for example. I had the idea of starting my own blog months ago, but I always used an ‘I’m too busy’ excuse to put it off due to fear of failing. But waiting means I can’t succeed either.
Think about it; have you ever wanted to publish a blog or open a brick-and-mortar business for a few months or even years? Is this the dream that keeps you hopeful for tomorrow? So ask yourself this: If your dream can put a pep in your step, how fulfilled will the actualization of your dream make you?
I’m reminded of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho which I just read recently (I have been saying I want to read this book for the last 7+ years, progress on my part).
The shepherd Santiago is talking to the old King Melchizedek about Personal legends and their importance in our lives, when Melchizedek makes the following remarks:
‘People learn early in their lives what is their reason for being…Maybe that’s why they give up on it so early, too.’
There is never going to be a perfect time to start your business and you will never have everything in perfect order, but as soon as you start, things will start falling in place to help you succeed on your journey.
Tomorrow is promised to no man, so it is wise to start today. As soon as you are on the up and up you will ask yourself why you did not start sooner, and you will wonder how far you would have gone if you had not waited.
Your business ideas will not manifest themselves, action on your part is fundamental. That’s why I’m urging you to get up and get to going.