When was the last time you wanted to do something or say something to someone but missed your chance because you took too long to execute? I can probably argue that this has happened quite frequently, especially to those who think about what they are going to do so extensively that they neglect to act on their thoughts. Some people hesitate to act because they are afraid of the possible outcomes. Others simply wait until it’s too late.
During a life coaching session with one of my clients, he mentioned to me that he was very interested in forging a relationship with a woman he was fond of. I encouraged him to talk to her and explained the importance of acting on his intentions. After all, what’s the worst that can happen? Even if she says no, the world is not going to end. Weeks had passed and he still could not muster up the nerve to ask her on a date until finally one day she spoke to him and asked how he was doing. Much to his surprise he thought to himself, “now’s my chance” and he went for it. Quite naturally she was flattered but unfortunately she had started dating someone a week prior to him asking her out. Well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
There’s a popular saying that goes “You think long, you think wrong”. This simply means that you should not allow your thoughts or the amount of time you spend thinking them to keep you from acting. Had my client acted on his intentions initially, who knows where they would be. There is something that you have been waiting to do, someone you have been waiting to speak to or a project you have been waiting to start; don’t delay, start today! You don’t want to live a life filled with regret and ‘I wish I would haves’. Act now! It’s true what they say; you snooze, you lose.
Don’t wait until tomorrow to do what you can get done today.
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