One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that things morph. Just getting out there and doing it is the most important thing.
Sitting and waiting for the perfect time… it will never come.
I love this Chinese proverb:
When is the best time to plant a tree? 20 years ago. What’s the second best time? Now.
Losing fear, making a commitment, putting a plan together. Set the dates, stay committed.
Everything else falls into place.
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The best time to start something was probably in the past. We can learn from our missed opportunities and instead of worrying over what might have been, we can take the reigns and start again. When the next opportunity arises … and it will .. then we can take a step forward.