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When, if not now?

Whatever you want to do, do it now.
There are only so many tomorrows.

Michael Landon

 

I have a little four-word saying that I repeat to myself sometimes.
‘When, if not now?’

That saying has sparked all of the major changes in my life these past two years. When will I start taking care of myself, if not now? When will I have a social life and a closet full of party dresses, if not now? When will I stand up for what I believe I deserve, if not now? How can my future look any different unless I start acting differently now?

When you delay a choice, you are still making a choice. Often the decision gets harder as time goes by until one day you realise that you made it a long time ago without meaning to. ‘Later’ was just a more palatable version of ‘no’.

To say that you don’t know how many tomorrows you have is over-confronting and fatalistic. Rather, how many tomorrows do you have before the choice is no longer viable? You don’t want to take the lid off it one day, apply the sniff test and have to pour it down the sink, blocking your nose with the other hand.

When, if not now?

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This entry was posted on September 24, 2009 by in Living fully.
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