by Debbie Ruston, Featured Contributor
HOW OFTEN have you heard the phrase, the timing isn’t right? People have been so conditioned to use this as an excuse. How can you take control and change this default behaviour? Ask yourself – Do I live for the now or for the future I want?
If you are living for the now, there will always be things that get in the way, and there will never be a “right” time. They seem like legitimate reasons, when in fact they are excuses because of non commitment to the future goal you want.
When you are living to create the future you want, it means there will be times that the timing doesn’t seem right. There will be times when you feel you are too busy and don’t have time. There will be times you just don’t feel like it.
Successful people have learned to embrace every opportunity to take action. How can you turn your thinking around to live for the future you want?
-instead of saying the timing isn’t right – ask yourself HOW you are going to change your schedule around and find the time required. What else do you have to put in place to be able to take action…make a list and find ways to make it work.
-instead of saying you are too busy and don’t have time – ask yourself what you can let go of to make time for something that will create the future you want. Identify the areas that you are wasting time. Recognize the opportunity you have and don’t let it slip through your fingers because of this excuse. Short term pain for long term gain is a motto that I have effectively used to push through times like this.
-instead of focusing on not feeling like it – ask yourself are you committed to the future you want, and how would that change your life. Ask yourself how long you are going to keep settling and avoiding taking action and making excuses. Picture yourself living this life you are about to create and it helps in drawing the energy and self motivation required to take action.
There is no such thing as the right timing. If you are committed to the future you envision, you cannot just live in the now. You must be willing to change your thinking to do what it takes to create your future.