Day 61: Why Waiting For The Future Keeps Us Lost In The Present

How often do you wait for the future while ignoring the present? Believing this grandiose idea that somehow the grass is greener on the other side; that what you want to do now cannot be done until tomorrow. Through social norms and systems to walk through like getting university degrees or certifications, this idea has been carefully manoeuvred into how we view the world; and it’s changed what we believe is accomplishable.

You’re The Only Thing In The Way

For most things we deem unachievable, we ourselves have actually placed limits on. I can’t be a videographer unless I go to school for film. Or I don’t have a mac, so I can’t record music properly. Mac might be more widely used then PCs for audio, and many filmmakers might have had schooling already, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a few who went against the flow.

The sooner you realize that there will be many first times at doing something, the sooner you’ll come to terms with doing them sooner, rather then later. If you want to get into wedding videographer, there will be the time when you’re shooting your first wedding, and you won’t be able to change it; it’ll still be your first time. Maybe you want to make your hobby into a business and start charging for your work; the first time you charge will be the first time you charge, and you can’t change it.

Start Today

Looking at it from this perspective it’s easier to say ok, let’s start today, rather then tomorrow, because if you start today, that means tomorrow will be your second time; shocker. If you were to read the biographies of historically successful people in what ever area of interest you your self would find appealing, you’d see the correlation in those peoples lives. You’d read a lot about the well I just gotta do it, or there was no better day then today kind of attitudes. Sure, Rome wasn’t built in a day, but there was a definitely a day when someone said they were going to start building Rome.

Don’t live life for tomorrow. If there’s something you’ve been planning to start, I’d encourage you to start today. I’m always interested in seeing what my readers are up to. Send me an email at sean@fromnetflixtolynda.com

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