When is the “right” time?

When you say that you’re waiting “for the right time”, what exactly does that even mean?

Is your reason valid, or are you hiding behind yet another excuse? And by excuse, I really mean fear being masked by a long list of “not-right-nows“.

There’s no time to wait for the right time, unless that is right now.

You may have to start by asking if fear is the main component, and why. Maybe there ARE valid reasons, but where there’s a will there’s a way. And do you want to wake up one day using the phrases: “woulda”, “coulda”, “shoulda”? Success doesn’t happen overnight and mistakes are part of the process, but it’s better to try than to fear. After all, which one makes for a great story?

You’re waiting for the right time, but guess what? Time isn’t waiting for you.

So how do you overcome fear, anyway? Well, it may involve taking a chance and believing in yourself. Fear is there like this nagging reminder that something bad could happen, but how do we know what the results will be unless we try? And what’s really the harm in just trying? To overcome fear, we have to start by acknowledging that it’s not an excuse but more of an uninvited guest. So the more that you stare at it in its face, the more you realize that it’s making itself out to be more than it really is. In other words, it’s all in your head and you have to ask it: ‘who invited you anyway?’. We’ve been conditioned to fear, so it’s up to you to break that pattern.

So you just have take one step – just one. Get a feel for it; fall and complain but make sure to get back up. However long or whatever that one step looks like for you, just take it. Just one, then another and then…. for however long it takes. And then what probably started off as “let me just try this one thing” turns into something much bigger, and before you know it you’re on the right track to telling a great story.

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