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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

The Most Important Step.

Posted by Zak Reid

There are many analogies for Life.  Life can be a climb for some, a war for others, Life can be a marathon or a journey.  Everyone sees it differently, but there’s one thing that I believe is universal: whether it’s climbing a mountain, or running a race, the most important step in your journey is the step you are taking right now.  You have taken steps in the past and you will take more in the future, but think about it for a moment: each step you take is taken now, in this moment.

Hiker

Photo Credit: Hans

You can’t win the race today; you won’t finish the journey today; and you won’t reach the top of the mountain today.  So don’t try.  Just focus on taking a well-balanced step, and after that, focus on taking another well-balanced step.  If you’ve ever been on a long run or hike you know that you can’t spend the whole trip thinking about the last 100 feet or you’ll drive yourself crazy.  So why do we do this in life?  Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about how amazing it will be when we have this new job, or partner, or when we buy the house we’ve always wanted, that we forget about just focusing on the steps today to make that happen.

It’s nice to have a direction in which to head, so it’s fine to think of what may be, but we don’t live in the future, so let’s just focus on today.  We’ll get where we’re going when we’re supposed to.  Let’s just focus on making today’s journey a great one.  In your life you will take millions of them, but today is The Most Important Step.