The Time is Now

Posted by Zak Reid

It’s game time.

The perfect time doesn’t exist. It’s not out there waiting for you to find it. There isn’t an alarm that tells you when it’s time to make a change. It’s now.

The Time Is Now.

It’s now before more time passes.

Have you ever had something on your mind for a long time – and you finally do it – and the first thing you think is – man…. why didn’t I do this earlier?

I’ve had that feeling. I dislike that feeling. I don’t want to  live a life where I regret the past. A life where I look back and wish I’d had made a different decision.

I’d rather live a life with failed ventures… ideas tested that didn’t work… I mean I hope some of them work… but still, trying and failing is worlds better than a bunch of “I wish I would’ve tried that” memories and regrets.

If I’m going to make the change that I always wanted to make, when should I do it?

The answer is now.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. – Arnold Bennett

We like to be comfortable. Because of this, we can get stagnant. It happens to all of us. It’s normal. But we can change that.

“I’m going to do something big soon” we tell ourselves. We just let time pass waiting for “that moment” to arrive. We believe the story… it’s coming soon. But the thing is, if we don’t make the conscious, and sometimes uncomfortable effort, it won’t just get done. Time will continue to pass, and we’ll wake up in the same place tomorrow.

We have to take action. Sometimes even drastic actions to get what we want. The guy next to you isn’t worried about your dreams or future. I’m sorry, but your boss probably isn’t either. Those people are worried about their future, their 401k, their family. So you need to think about yours.

Are you living in your best situation right now? Could it be better? Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t tried?

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. – Winston Churchill

If there’s something on your mind… just go for it.
Try it. Just Jump.

I say this because I’m living it. I just quit my 8-6 office job and I’m moving out to the countryside. I want out of the city.. out of the office.. the traffic, the noise.

I want out. I need out. So I quit. I took my own advice.

If I want to tell people to jump then shouldn’t I do it to?
In 2010 I bought a one-way ticket to Chile .*Jump*
In 2016 I quit my job and moved to small, beautiful Pucón, Chile. *Jump*

It’s easy to get comfortable. This is your friendly reminder to get uncomfortable. Do something new.

Enroll in a class that you’ve been wanting to take;
start that side company you’ve been thinking about;
sign up at a gym; break ground on a new garden;
apply for another job; do something new; do it now.

Get uncomfortable.
Get better.

The time is now.

Zak Reid

I'm Zak, the Creator and Owner of Quick Me Ups. You can find out more about & contact me at

Comments ( 2 )

  1. Replykatelon
    Sending you great energy to support your new jump!
  2. Replyelizabeth
    Thank you Zak. I love your insights and your voice. My favorite American proverb is "Leap and the net will appear." Keep leaping!

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