Do you ever catch yourself saying I’ll do that one day? I bet your one day is followed by when. And your when is followed by then. Then I’ll follow my heart, start a family or get in shape.
It sure feels easy to push things off to another day. After all, there’s always tomorrow, right?
The list of whens and thens is endless. I’m sure you can think of a thousand things to put after both. But the real question is…When?
When the kids are older, then I’ll pursue my dream. When I’m financially stable, then I’ll follow my heart. When things are better at home, then I’ll take a chance. When I’m more organized, then I’ll make the time.
When can turn into days, weeks, months or even years. If you’re not careful, you’ll look back and wish you would have pursued dreams when you had a chance.
In reality, there is no perfect time. I spent years waiting for the perfect moment. I even expected a perfect me to step into that perfect moment. Wow, did I have unrealistic expectations.
Yes, I believe all things happen for a reason. God is ultimately in control of the whens and thens in your life. Only He knows the perfect timing for both. Even so, you shouldn’t be so afraid of the whens that you fail to step into the thens.
Dreaming about the perfect moment is easy. Why not step into it with confidence?
It’s possible you’ll step out and timing won’t be right. If that happens, not to worry. At least you tried. Even if the timing isn’t just right, you open the door to new opportunities in life.
I’m not too good at this social media thing. In fact, I’m not even sure if I’ll get a like. But, one thing is sure. I’m done with waiting for One Day to arrive. My One Day Is Today.
The perfect moment will never arrive. Take a chance, risk it all for a chance to fly.
If you’re ready to stop with What ifs and move beyond a mindset of One Day, let’s talk.
Julie Barbera, author of the forthcoming book, Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection
“Treasures Are Right Before Our Eyes, yet Many Miss Gems Searching for Pearls at the Bottom of the Sea.”