If we wait for the right time, it will never come. No matter if it is our career, relationship, finances, or life. No matter how much you prepare for that test, you could pass with soaring colors or fail epically. No matter how many days you get ready to go on a train, something could come up. I remember sitting on the couch after putting my youngest baby down for a nap letting my mind wonder on what I wanted to do with my life. Yes, I loved being a stay at home mom and I will always be thankful my husband took the reigns while I stayed home with our kids during their first several months. I couldn’t help but long to have a purpose outside of motherhood though. I had always been so independent. But I was holding myself back with the many “what if’s”. It became a cycle of staying in my comfort zone. But see, comfort zones do not help you grow. Comfort zone confine you.
We may never know if it is the right time is. But why do we hold ourselves back from finding out? If we do not give it a try, we could be missing out on some of the best possibilities in our life.
I knew where my passion was but I was holding myself back. I was uncertain if it was the right time to jump into self-employment especially after not working for a couple years. My husband came out to the living room shortly after and said something to me that has stuck with me over the years. He told me that if I never took the leap and didn’t give it a try, I would never know. I finally made the leap and have worked hard the last almost 4 years. I’s be lying if I didn’t say it was scary to start off, but it ended up being the best decision I ever made!
“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak people wait for opportunities; strong people make them.” – Orison Swett Marden
Start a new career.
Pay off the debt and buy a house.
Make new friends.
Take the next step in your relationship.
Make a move towards becoming healthier.
Start a new hobby.
Find a passion.
Go on the trip.
Take the leap. You never know if it will be the best decision you ever made!