Yes! What happened to that dream?! Year in year out we hear the same old story…. don’t worry in the New Year I will definitely pursue it. Come first January, you get all gingered up! Yes this time I’ll do it! Then half way through the year, the excuses have piled up simply because of the FEAR that is deep within you. This time next year, you will still tell the same story. Aren’t you exhausted already?! Imagine what will happens 10 years down the line when you are filled with regret?!
I remember when I was planning to resign to go to fashion school. Everyone supported me but a few said:
“why not wait to get married first?”
“why not wait to complete ICAN?”
“why not add more to your work experience?”
You know what went through my mind?! As they were telling me those things, I had my own answers ready for them.
“what if I stay and I still don’t get married in 3 years?”
“what if they keep changing the syllabus and the time it takes to complete it gets longer?”
“well… I can always find work when I’m there or even when I’m back”
The truth is there will never be a right time to get things done. You just have to take the bull by the horn. I know my sister was worried things would have changed in 3 years. 3 years sounded sooooo long to her to leave and return to expect things to remain the way they were.
But guess what?! I have gone and come back – it’s all done and dusted now! In fact fashion school is now but a memory after all I left in 2009! Almost 7 years ago now! And all the “why not”s now seem so irrelevant now.
– I am now married;
– Ok granted I didn’t finish ICAN but what the heck! I can always pay an accountant to get the job done for me; and if I even really feel like doing it, I can start again or even choose to do ACCA now but like my sister told me, what do you need it for?!
– Please the experience I have in running a business is on another level! Gosh who would ever have thought right?!
So really those stories will remain stories till you do something about it! And with the way the economy is going with people getting laid off… you really don’t want to wake up tomorrow to get a termination letter or SMS with no Plan B – especially if you have a family to feed! It is time to plan ahead while the going is good!
And that is why NOW is as good a time as any to stop procrastination in its tracks!