Was thinking recently on the subject of timing. Because every person, at any given time, has no shortage of things they want or need to change. And when we realize it, we have a choice to act or wait, to do or do nothing…
But are we ready, really? How do we know when the time is right to change, or if we should probs wait a bit longer? The answer is simple…
We all deal with the issue of timing as life goes on, as situations change and the person we are with, or the friends we keep, or the places we live no longer suit our needs. And because these things have clearly changed, or we have clearly changed, it is obvious that what was once central to our life has no part in our future.
The time is then right to change. We know it. We feel it.
But we’re afraid of what’s different, of the future we cannot predict, and the decisions we cannot undo. So we tell ourselves: “I just need more time. I’m not ready. I wanna be sure.”
And so you wait, and wait, and delay the inevitable. And it IS inevitable. Because the situation has changed as your life has changed, and you KNOW that what has been and remains comfortable and familiar is not possible anymore. It’s different, and no matter how much you may wish it to be, it simply can no longer give you the life you want and deserve.
But you’re afraid, and so instead you wait for the right timing to come to you, as if tomorrow, or next week, or at ANY future point you’d feel any more comfortable doing the uncomfortable, as if your fears of failure or change would disappear suddenly, as if you’ll receive some literal message from the sky saying: “Today is the day. Thanks for waiting.”
You don’t wait for timing. You make your own timing, and when things have changed anyway – when the people once in your life no longer contribute to it, or the friends you have no longer support you, or the place you live no longer provides a future you can endure – then the timing IS right.
The decision was made for you anyway. You simply need to muster the small courage to see it through.
And though you cannot predict what this change will bring, you have faith at least that you are doing what needs to be done, that when life forces you to adapt you’re able to adapt, that when your gut says “now” you’re able to pack up and leave.
That’s a better skill in life than waiting. Because if you can’t summon the courage to change and decide when the answer is seemingly smacking you in the face, how will you ever do the same when the answer is unknown, when the real tough decisions in life arise?
The timing is right. The time is right now. The time is in your hands.
You just need a little bit of courage.
What do YOU think?
What things have you put off in fear? What will you do now that you know? Leave a comment! I appreciate it!