Now as a requirement for change

Whenever I want to make a change in my life, I always pause and reflect on it. If I’m still thinking about it days ( or weeks ) later, chances are it’s a worthwhile change.

I meet a lot of people who want to make similar changes to their lives, but they focus so intently on the now part. They want to start a company doing X now, they want to lose a ton of weight now, they want to read a certain book now.

Now, now, now.

The focus on now is a dangerous one. It implies that there’s a expiration date on whatever you’re doing and if you don’t act quick, it’s going to be gone.

If it’s a business worth building, it will be worth it tomorrow. If it’s a relationship worth having, it’s going to be worth it tomorrow. If it’s something worth purchasing, it will be worth it tomorrow.