It's easy to get caught up in the stresses and worries of life. Paying rent, searching for a job, or making sure the pets get fed and the plants get watered are only some of the few things that set us back on a day to day basis. Sometimes, it may seem like we are always running, as if there aren't enough hours in the day. We are constantly finding something new to pour over, which can be positive at times. But, on the other hand, we can let those things consume us, which can take us away from our life goals.
Big or small, it is important that everyone sets goals in their lives. It serves as a destination to get to where we really want to be. Goals are meant to be worked for, but oftentimes we find ourselves pushing them to the side when life gets in the way. Though it may be true that obstacles come up when we least expect it, throwing our goals to the curb will only decrease our motivation to complete them.
As humans, we mess up. We fail. We make mistakes. But, that is all part of life's journey. We can't let these setbacks completely diminish our hopes of achieving success in life. We need to stop saying, "I'll start my diet tomorrow" or "I'll cut down on my spending tomorrow." There are thousands of excuses we could come up with, but not a single one of them will increase our chances of reaching what we really want.
We need to start now. Today.
No matter what the goal is, the work that must be put in towards it should start now. There is no point in waiting for the weekend, for better weather, or for the "perfect" moment. If we start now, we will be able to look back on our progress and say, "I'm proud of myself for starting when I did." You will thank yourself in the end for all of your hard work.
I am a firm believer in the fact that life does not give you second chances.
That's why it is necessary that we start living for now instead of the past or the future. Get out and get going! You will not regret going to that cycling class, or starting your first journal entry, or doing 15 minutes of meditation. Whatever it may be, start now. We were not created to let life — or time — pass us by each day. We were individually created to move with passion and joy and kindness. We were created to pursue our dreams without the fear or tomorrow, and to live for each moment.
Here is the advice I give to you, a reader. If you are unhappy with your life or yourself or any aspect of your lifestyle, you have the capability to change it. You have the power to transform your life into something magical without apology. If there is something you have always wanted to do, but never got around to it, NOW is the time! Don't spend another day wishing you had done this or that. Find your fire.