Timing is everything.
And yet, such a funny thing.
I remember when I smoked (which is a bad idea, but I did it for years anyway), I knew I wanted/had to quit, but…the “timing” was always an excuse. I had XYZ thing coming up, I didn’t want to be uncomfortable when I was going to ABC thing…
And, of course I was going to Vegas, can’t quit smoking before Vegas!
And then, on January 7th, 2007, I made the choice. The time was right, I had one last cigarette and I permanently quit. (By the way, I read Allen Carr’s book, “The Easy Way To Quit Smoking” and, for some reason, it helped.)
But the truth is, the time was always right. For some things, that’s just the way it is, it is always the right time to…
- Spend time with loved ones
- Hit the gym
- Send the thank you note
- Opt out of toxic relationships
As a matter of fact, do one of those things today!
Yet, with other things, you have to take your time, that’s the way the process works. My wife, Angela, is an excellent cook, and with some recipes, things have to simmer or marinate until it just feels right.
As a songwriter, I’ve had songs I sat on for years, and then one day – boom! – they just finished themselves. As an author, my book was ready a year ago, or so I thought, then I was forced to let it sit for a while and something magical happened – that space, that distance made me realize how much more it could be.
And a year later, turned out to be the perfect time.
So, what things do you need to take action on now?
What things need a little space to finish themselves?
I can’t answer that for you, but I think you might have a gut feel that will help point you in the right direction.