If you are chewing on something right now or you’re scared to get started on something you really want to do, you have to hear this story about my client and friend, Mary.
I met Mary in December when she was looking for a coach to help her with changing careers. She had recently been laid off and was more interested in getting into something new, rather than wait around for her company to give her a call back when their numbers were better.
I was really excited to work with her because she was so passionate and creative and she seemed so ready to start the process – she was even inspiring me with her energy! But when I proposed that we get started right away, I could see her taking a step back and I braced myself for the usual spiel: no time or money right now.
Sure, it was Christmastime and the end of the year, which really does strap us all for cash and extra time, but I urged her to strike while her motivation was up.
In the end, Mary thought it would be better to start fresh in the new year and we’d talk then. Well, between December and the end of January her job called her back. With bills to pay and Christmastime credit card dues to pay off, she accepted her job back and put her ideas on the back burner.
Mary just recently called me up and wanted to talk.
After two months of being back at her job, she has remembered what passion she had at the end of the year and she’s realized that she has to do something with her home business idea.
I told Mary, I’m not here to say I told you so but…
And I don’t tell you this to be a sassy know-it-all… I tell you this because I have been there myself too many times and I know what happens when I think too much about all the ins and outs of an opportunity. I ignore my excitement, calling it a phase or momentary adrenaline that will surely pass. And, like Mary, I rationalize and blame time and money for not being in enough supply.
I think we all do this. But in the end, we just delay the inevitable because eventually the desire to do something can’t be quenched any longer with excuses. So all we do is waste time when we could have been getting started and be further ahead right now.
Can you imagine a time when time and money will both align perfectly for you? How long will you be waiting for this so you can then make a decision that would greatly benefit your life, your well-being and your happiness? In my experience, a perfect time doesn’t exist. The only perfect time is when you are ready to move forward and not let any obstacle stop you from your dream and living to your fullest potential.
So say ‘yes!’ to that opportunity, whatever it is. Stop the excuses! Try it once and you’ll be hooked. There really is no feeling like taking a risk for the benefit of your success and happiness.
What are you waiting for right now? What have you put to the side because of time and money not being ‘right’. Share on the Facebook community page.
If you’re ready to take a risk, you can play it smart by having a coach guide you into the best decisions and even help you with time management and making more money even faster! Check out what’s possible for you at ashewoodward.com.