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There Is No Such Thing As A “Perfect Time” To Start Pursuing Your Passion

 

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by David Garland in David's Blog

Too young. Not enough experience.
Too old. The opportunity has passed.
Too busy. Where am I going to find the time?
Not enough money.
Too little experience. I don’t know what I’m doing.

It’s easy to come up with excuses and justify not getting started.

It’s easy to put it the idea away into a closet and wait for a rainy day.

It’s easy to say, “I’m going to start when I have more experience” or “I’m going to start after we have the baby.”

It’s difficult to start taking the steps.

And that’s exactly why you should start taking them.

There is NEVER a perfect time to start pursuing your passion.

  • Anonymous

    I love this! I had the idea for Freezerburns one day, shot the first episode that night and havent looked back. Great words my friend!

    • David Siteman Garland

       Darn right, Greg. It all starts with that first action.

  • Anonymous

    David – your enthusiasm is contagious! Action can overcome excuses.

  • This is so true! Procrastination can kill an entrepreneur, or anyone for that matter, that has a dream.

  • Amen!!!

    I once heard a 25-year-old say they wished they had started a business five years ago; then a 30-year-old said the very same. The right time is always now.

    Every opportunity, as well as life itself, is a closing door. The longer we fill our heads with rationalizations and empty excuses, the less time we have to walk through.

    The sad truth is that the majority of people will settle for a life far below their dreams and desires because the fear of action and failure and success will keep them forever frozen in their comfort zones.

    But there are outliers, people who seize the opportunity and run with it, people who realize how little time we have and are driven to make the absolute most of it. Those are the ones who really live.

    And your show, these interviews, they are the lifeblood of those beating hearts. Every tip pulled from the mind of a success and every insight gleaned from lives lived in the trenches of progress, feed us. The right words, at the right times, can forever change a life. And you offer that opportunity every single week.

    I couldn’t agree more with you, David. It’s heartbreaking to know so many will live their entire lives without ever standing up and stepping out, but it’s also exciting to witness the rare few who play at a different level.

    I’ve written books on this very topic, so it’s obviously near and dear to my heart. Thank you for adding to the conversation, stirring the pot, and lighting the match of motivation that will drive us all further and farther ahead.

    • David Siteman Garland

       Really appreciate the comment Jason. Made my day.

    •  I really love this example:

      “I once heard a 25-year-old say they wished they had started a business
      five years ago; then a 30-year-old said the very same. The right time is
      always now.”

      P.S. Great name, Jason

      Hehhehe. 🙂

      • David Siteman Garland

         Hah that is right on.

  • Will

    David,

    I always appreciate visiting your site for words of truth and encouragement my friend!

    -Will the Pageant Guy

  • Bingo!

  • This makes total sense, and is a great reminder, and I’d like to take it a step further:

    Are there ways we can Inspire Others To Act?

    I ask because I used to use my intellect to demolish others excuses, but it never inspired them to act — it didn’t really change anything. It was … disheartening at the time 🙂

    • David Siteman Garland

       Great question. That’s one of the things I try to do here besides help those already acting.

 

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