“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” Hugh Laurie
For years I have daydreamed about bringing an idea, a certain heart-centred dream, to life. And for just as many years, I have been wholesale unconvinced I could entertain doing any work on that idea until the perfect opportunity/ time/ money/energy scenario made its presence known which would in turn signal a universal “okay” to proceed.
As you can imagine, the result of waiting for the perfect moment in my case, until now, has resulted in: NOTHING. Because putting things off for a better tomorrow, or an ideal moment, generally results in a whole lot of nothing in terms of progress.
Late last year, I decided to take the proverbial leap, trusting that a net would appear, as needed. I created a draft outline of the non-profit I had been envisioning and began making concrete plans. I started by hastily set up a social media page (promising a website coming soon), organized a speaking event, and booked event space – sight unseen. Best. Decision. Ever. The event was a great success and feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
And now, with the help of some amazing volunteers, we are going live with the non-profit website today, January 11. Which, not coincidentally, is my birthday. The motivator in choosing this day to launch was simple: what better time to birth an idea than a birthday? It is so personally significant and it feels so right.
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With gratitude and love,