“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” Lemony Snicket
We recently focused on the idea of procrastination and how destructive this quality is in the life of leaders. The thought today expresses an interesting concept.
Too often we convince ourselves that we are not quite ready, and so we wait, and wait.
If we decide to wait until we are ready, we must consider what exactly will get us ready? More money? More education? Greater opportunity? Time?
How will we know if we are ready? Are we waiting on a feeling? Are we waiting on someone to tell us we are ready?
There are always more questions than answers, but at some point we have to consider how we are going to answer these questions.
There are times when patience is truly a virtue, times when waiting another hour, day, or week is beneficial. If we are waiting until we are ready, chances are we may never be ready.
We may also have to consider if we want to be ready. The decision is ours to make. Let’s not wait.