I have often spoken about my theory of "not waiting for all the lights to turn green before backing out of the driveway in the morning". Or "waiting for all the ducks to line up in a row". (Not that one usually sees ducks too often, so I feel the green lights analogy tends to make more sense).
Then I happen to see a post on Facebook from Ali Brown with the following scripture: "Those who wait for perfect weather will never plant seeds" ~Ecclesiastes 11:4 NIV
It was the first time I had ever seen this verse from the bible and was floored. (To think I thought I was the first to come up with such an idea!).
You see.... For such a very long time I was the 'gunna' girl. I was gunna do this, I was gunna do that. But most of my grandeur ideas never eventuated. I would just talk about them. Journal about them and pretty much dream about them. However, I never did much about the ideas. I would start some of them. And most of them I would certainly never finish.
There have been many lessons I've learned over the years and one of them is to start. Just start. There is power in the now. There is power in moving NOW toward the desires of your heart. Not once you have more money. Not once you have more education. Not once you have a business partner. The time is NOW. Who you are is already enough. And yes, you will make mistakes. You will do something and it will not look anything like you thought it would. And it is all paramount in making you the person you need to be in order to fulfill the dreams of your heart.
Just like Solomon wrote in the verse in Ecclesiastes, those who wait for perfect will never do what is required. And crazy as it seems but it certainly was news to me... starting IS required.
I love this quote from W.H. Murray:
"This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too."
Here is the definition for providence:
God needs us to move. We can't possibly lose weight while we sit on the coach eating a pint of icecream! Nor can we fulfill our heart's desires. When we move..so too does He.
So, start now. Don't wait for all the lights to turn green, for all the ducks to line up in a row or for the weather to be perfect. There will never be time when all conditions are perfect. Not ever.
Take a risk and start now. Who you are is already enough and not only do you deserve to fulfill the desires of your heart, so to does the number of people on earth that you are here to affect.
In purpose and starting now,
"I am committed to inspiring, empowering and educating women on being architects of change in the world, using enterprise as a vehicle - all according to their Purpose, Passion and Strengths."
"Find out what you love to do, discover what it is you do best & be an agent of change in the world. Now that's a life worth living!" Melissa Haupt.
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