The Time Will Never Be Right

Not to quote Nike, but... "JUST DO IT".

Here's the thing, the time will never be right. Stop saying "I'll do it later" or "just let me finish this and then I'll get to it". Be honest with yourself...you're making excuses. The sooner you can accept the fact that you're making excuses, the faster you can begin to get to the root cause of the issue. 

1. WHY are you avoiding this? 

2. WHAT and/or WHO is blocking/preventing you?

3. HOW can you move past this?

These are the three questions you need to start to explore. Your responses may suddenly sound really foolish once you say them out loud, or maybe they are rooted deep within you and require some serious work. Either way, this is your first step to moving forward.

For example, I had been putting off an important email for quite awhile. I asked myself the three questions above and this is what I came up with:

1. I am avoiding this email because it is a low priority, time consuming, and requires a lot of my energy.

2. My lack of time and feelings of uncertainty about what to write is preventing me. 

3. Setting aside a chunk of time to sit down with no distractions can help me accomplish this. 

After truthfully working through these questions I was able to validate how I felt, even if it did sound foolish, and get clear on what I needed to do in order to accomplish my task.

Now, my example was extremely basic. I really want you to take this model and apply the BIG dreams/goals in your life as well. There are so many things that we hold ourselves back from, and I want you to learn why. I want you to get honest with yourself, because YOU ARE WORTH IT. Usually the things we are stopping ourselves from are the things that will make us the happiest, and the only thing in our way is us. Our own fears. So break free of your fear, identify it and figure out how to help yourself. Once you do, you will see that the time you decide to do it is irrelevant. 

There will never be a right time, so stop using that as an excuse, and just do it.

Xo, Christina

Christina DeFranco