There is never a perfect time for you to take action. There is never a perfect time for you to workout, to photograph, to spend time with your family, to write a blog post, or to read. I feel once we acknowledge this, we would get a lot more meaningful work done in our lives.
I’m guilty of this myself— I always try to “optimize” my life to do what is the most “efficient.”
I dream of going to bed at 9pm, and waking up at 4:30am to workout. I dream of having the perfect writing day— going to my favorite hipster cafe, having my favorite single-origin espresso, and listening to my favorite music, while writing like a genius.
But in reality— there is never an ideal time for anything (if you talk to people who have had children, they would agree).
There is no ideal time to workout. So do it now. Go on the floor and try to crank out as many pushups and bodyweight squats as you can. You can finish that in less than 10 minutes.
There is no perfect time to photograph. Take a photograph of whatever is close to you— what is in your house, backyard, in your neighborhood, of your friends, family, or co-workers. Or photos of urban landscapes as you drive through the suburbs.
There is no perfect time to call a friend or a loved one. Call them now, even if it is inconvenient for them. The worst is when you keep delaying to contact someone you’ve been wanting to contact, only to find out that something horrible happened to them— worse, they pass away.
You will never be ready to start your business. You will never have enough money saved up, enough investors, enough resources, enough clients, or enough security. Even if your situation is imperfect, start the smallest little thing to build your business today.
Seize the steering wheel
Life is all about action and taking control. Don’t let laziness, sloth, and self-doubt cloud your judgement and prevent you from taking the first necessary step forward.
Keep it simple. The more complicated our plans are, the less likely we are to execute our ideas.
There actually is a “perfect” time
I take that all back— there is a perfect time for you to do things. That perfect time is now.