The other day I needed to do something and I thought to myself, “Eh, I will just wait.”
I waited, and the opportunity to do what I needed to do wasn’t available or I perceived it as such. So I kept waiting and I thought to myself, just do it. There is never going to be an excellent time to do something. There will always be: not enough time, not enough money, market conditions aren’t great. There’s not going to be a great time to do the thing you need to do, especially if it’s something that is really important to you or needs to be done.
“Perfect conditions,” do they exist?
A fundraiser (an outdoor sale) was scheduled at my home and I knew it was going to rain. I knew it was going to be a lot of work and the question of, would it be worth it? lingered in the air. While I was having my quiet time in the unknown conditions and the space of, “What do I decide on?” I read in Ecclesiastes 11:4 ~
Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant.
If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.
Ouch. I decided to go on with the sale despite the weather. It started as a sunny morning and as the weather forecaster had predicted, the sky proceeded to pour down rain. People continued to peruse through boxes filled with junk in my garage. The sale was fun and people had a great attitude about the situation. I ended up making a couple of hundred dollars towards the goal. I was glad I continued on with the initial plan Perfect conditions weren’t in the cards that time but God was.
Truthfully, I had forgotten about this verse from Ecclesiastes until yesterday.
I believe you have a big dream. I believe there is a desire so deep in your soul you would die if you didn’t accomplish it. WHAT IS IT?
There is never going to be a perfect time to go after what you want. No matter what you want, no matter how big or minute it may seem to you. GO FOR IT.
Here is an excerpt from Inc. from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to drive my point home.
“In most cases our biggest regrets turn out to be acts of omission. It’s paths not taken and they haunt us. We wonder what would have happened. I knew that when I’m 80, I would never regret trying this thing (quitting a good job to start Amazon) that I was super excited about and it failing.
If it failed, fine. I would be very proud of the fact when I’m 80 that I tried. And I also knew that it would always haunt me if I didn’t try. And so that would be a regret, it would be 100 percent chance of regret if I didn’t try and basically a 0 percent chance of regret if I tried and failed. That’s a useful metric for any important life decision.”
The time is now. Do what you have been putting off for years: there will not be an ideal time to do what you want to accomplish.
Praying for you.