There is Never a Right Time

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Change.

It’s constantly on my mind as a speaker, consultant, and professor. What are the changes that we want to see in our clients, partners, and students?

More importantly, what are the changes we want to see in ourselves?

As I wind down my first full week of food journaling and exercising 3x a week – I’m struck by how easily we can adjust when we have to. Don’t get me wrong, being more disciplined in my exercise, journaling, and food choices is not easy. And it’s only been one week, but I can already feel the change in my mindset.

For some reason, I thought this month would involve some sort of mystical enigma that is my deep inner childhood which would reveal the true reason for my lack of exercise and poor eating habits.

Nope.

I like to eat. I like to sit and watch TV. These are comfortable for me. Not much mystery in that. I’m like most overweight and over-stressed Americans. #Merica.

So what was different this time?

I decided to act with intention. I decided that I would choose differently. There was no epiphany. There was no perfect time. I made it simple. I was determined to make a difference.

Here are were my two goals this week:

  1. Document what I eat in a daily food journal.
  2. Make sure I weigh less at the end of the week than I do on Monday.

There was no mystery. If I document what I eat, I tend to eat less. If I exercise, I tend to weigh less.

So what is it that you want to change, but are waiting for the right time, mood, or circumstances?

There is no right time, mood, or circumstance. Change happens when you decide.

There will never be a more perfect time than now. Commit to change by acting with intention and purpose.

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“People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.” – John Porter

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