The Best Time Is Now

the best time is nowAn interviewer asked me, “I am ready to start changing my life for the better, where is the best place to start?” Without skipping a beat, I answered, “I can’t exactly say the best place but the best time is now.”

Today is December 1st… which means there are only 30 more days left in the year. For the most part, the year is done. Will you spend the next 30 days watching the hours tick away while idly standing by, or are you going to do something about it? Time is not a renewable resource so make the best of what you have and make it count.

Did you squander your time this past year? Did you allow the time to escape you as you waited for the perfect circumstances or the right time to begin something new and great?

Are you going to keep waiting to find your dream job, your perfect partner, or your life’s calling and passion or are you waiting until the magical date of January 1, 2016 to be the day to start turning it all around?

If you want to begin making changes for your life now is the time to do it. Sit down, get clear on what you want, and get clear on what you want your life to look like. And don’t just sit there and write it down in a notebook and put it away to soon be forgotten. Take action. Stop waiting; the best time is now.

Why wait until the New Year to find a new job if you are miserable? Start looking, and start making phone calls.

If you want to further your education, what are you waiting for? The best time is now for you to get yourself back in a classroom. At the very least, read a book on whatever it is you wish to study. If you can’t find a book, then google it, after all, pretty much anything you want to learn is instantly at your fingertips.

I could go on and on…. Relationships… get in one or get out of one now depending on your situation. Health and fitness… start that diet now… start going to the gym now… start walking around the block now!

Maybe you don’t want to change anything in your life and maybe everything is good. AWESOME! Then be sure to make the most of your time and your life. Have an impact and be the person that you are destined to be. The best time is now so live all-out. You can’t burn the same log twice and you can never live the same moment twice once it passes.

The quality and potential of life is not limited by the measure of time in years. Every day is to be lived to the fullest and while some days may be “fuller” than others, each day, and each moment of each day is to be excitedly experienced. Because if nothing else… to truly enjoy and appreciate life, just like anything else, the best time is now.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten 26 July 2015

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