Want to know the perfect time and set-up you’ll need to get started? When is the best time to start this business?
Well, I know the WORST place to start is tomorrow. Because there is always a tomorrow.
To help with this, I’d like to tell you a quick story about a well-known writer.
After he’d become quite successful, a lot of his wealthy friends started inviting him to their beautiful homes. So, he’d whisk off to the south of France. Or he’d hop on over and stay at a friend’s Swiss ski chalet.
All in hopes to find inspiration and creativity, so he could get writing done from these exotic locations.
Yet, this rarely happened. There were always distractions. Always so many things to do. Always the “allure” of a bigger, better home. A better time and place to focus and get work done.
Yet, his writer’s block, his insecurities, his procrastinating habits, they tagged along everywhere he went. Another time (tomorrow), another place, wasn’t helping anything at all.
So, here’s the big takeaway…
We tell ourselves we need the perfect time, the perfect place, the perfect setting before we finally will buckle down, get serious, and start. Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow…
Got to get the right chair, or computer, or ideal schedule first…
Yet… As author Ryan Holiday, who relates this story, says, this is self deceit at it’s finest.
Better to be adaptable. Better to be able to do what we need to do, anywhere, anytime. Better to just start. Here and now.
Sage advice, right? You know it makes sense!
PS. Remember, that the perfect time to start (now) will never “feel” like the perfect time to start. And that’s why so few people do it.
J.D.I. – as Nike says – Just Do IT !