There’s this magical time when all the planets align and the sun is in the right place and the moon is tilted in that perfect way and you’ve got the money and the plans and the desire, and the very universe pauses and holds its breath while you take action.
It’s the “right time.”
It’s the right time to get married.
It’s the right time to have a baby.
It’s the right time to quit that job you hate.
It’s the right time to move to that city you love.
It’s the right time to tell that girl you’ve got a crush on her.
But, really, how many times will the planets align? When will the money and the means happen in the same moment? When will the moon and the sun kiss across our little home planet?
In all likelihood, if you’re waiting for the right time, you’ll keep waiting until it’s too late.
We tell ourselves “it’s just not the right time.” We say it when we’re asked when we’re doing that thing, that big thing that we’re scared of, that we don’t feel ready for, that we don’t know how to face.
The “right time” is a fable, a myth. Waiting for it only causes more problems, not less. Now, I’m not saying to jump in with both feet without looking for snakes. (Although, we do that from time to time!) It makes sense to have a backup plan. It’s smart to know what risks you’re facing when you act.
But it doesn’t make sense to wait.
The time to act is now, because there is only now. Have that baby. Kiss that girl. Tell that boss he’s an asshole and get out of there! Life is too short, far too short and too precious, to wait for the right time. If you want something to happen, make it happen! Make the right time, right now!