If we wait until we’re ready…

October 26, 2016

If we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.


A card I bought in Santa Fe.

I’m notorious for having a good idea a minute and never executing. Well, maybe not every minute. But I get lots of ideas for new ventures that turn out to be all talk and no action.

It looks like things are changing, though.  I’m starting a business, one which will allow me to be of loving service to people in need of … support. It’s an idea I’ve had for a few years. And I’m moving smartly down the path of implementation.

What’s different this time is that it’s come from my heart and my soul. It doesn’t hurt that I’m being pushed along by forces greater than I, either.

Now, given that I’m in a tough and time-consuming course of study right now, I could easily say “I’m not ready!” Anyone would agree.

This time, though, it seems clear that if I want until I’m ready I’ll still be waiting when it’s time for me to leave the earth. So, planning, implementation, execution are all in progress.

I won’t tell you anything about it until I launch in the new year. A website devoted to this venture will be a big part of it and so will products and services. No, this blog and website won’t go away.

What I do want to say is this:  no matter what you want to do–get fit, finish college, find a new job, go to culinary school–if you wait until you’re ready you’ll be waiting the rest of your life.

So, as my favorite old Nike slogan says, JUST DO IT!

51 comments on “If we wait until we’re ready…
  1. Can’t wait to see what you’re creating.
    I agree that we often need to move forward rather than thinking there is an ideal moment- I’m a big procrastinator!

  2. What a great reminder today and everyday!

  3. Tricia says:

    I think that we all need to be reminded of this sometimes! Procrastination and fear of failure are the two things that seem to hold me back. How exciting for you that you are taking that next big step!

  4. Barbara says:

    So true….it’s easy to keep preparing and planning and studying and visualizing but eventually one has to take that leap and get going with it.

  5. The best part? You know what you want and it has provided passion. You will succeed because of passion for the work. I haven’t found that yet. It is so comforting to know it occurs. I am excited for the big reveal!!

  6. Leanne says:

    How exciting! You must be stoked to have this coming to fruition! I’m looking forward to seeing what you come out with – I’m sure it will be amazing and interesting and probably a little out of left field (and that’s the best place to come from) x

  7. Gary Mathews says:

    Ooh the suspense! Good luck on the future endeavor :).

  8. Robin herman says:

    Doing it! Art NOW. Keep us in the loop on your business

  9. Candy says:

    You are so right and congratulations on your new business. Glad to hear you will be keeping this going. Onward and upward

  10. You are absolutely right! I’ve put off doing my greatest desire for decades, and now that I’m actually doing it, I can’t believe I let so many other things get in the way. This living and learning thing kind of sucks sometimes. Good luck on your new venture. I’m happy you’re devoting yourself to it.

  11. Valerie says:

    Good for you, Carol. While change is challenging, it’s also good. And you’ll be doing something from the heart, so the pleasure you derive from it will be genuine and feed your soul. Blessings to you and kudos for making the decision to turn your ideas into actions.

  12. Yes make that bucket list and go for it! You never know if things aren’t the perfect fit for you if you dont just go for it. And it’s ok to stumble. It’s even ok to start over. At least you are living.

  13. I’m excited for you and can’t wait to hear more about it. Sometimes you just have to go for it and not wait for the perfect moment.

  14. Cori says:

    Sometimes jumping right in is the best way to go! In a different avenue of thought, my family keeps telling my husband and I that there’s never a right time to have kids…ugh.

  15. Barbara says:

    I’m so curious to know what this new venture will be. Looking forward!!

  16. Nina says:

    Beautiful post, I love your positivity!

  17. very true. Nice Post, something I needed to hear!

  18. Amber Myers says:

    This is a great post and it’s so true!

  19. Can’t wait to see what your new venture is, Carol!

  20. Lee Gaitan says:

    You continue to be such a tease! 😉 Excellent advice and I’m getting really anxious to see what this new venture of yours will be.

  21. Sheryl Kraft says:

    How exciting – good for you! Sometimes, we need to just jump in…and it sounds as if that’s just what you’re doing. Good luck!

  22. courtney says:

    You are so right! There is no point in waiting. I can’t wait to see you what you have up your sleeve.

    La Belle Sirene 

  23. This has always been one of my favorite quote! Such a great reminder that the longer we wait, the more time keeps slipping by.

  24. Abigail says:

    I always remind myself this. Sometimes, we over-think and never get anything done. If you just go do it, you will be able to achieve more than what you think or imagine!

    Abigail of GlobalGirlTravels.com

  25. I so agree – you can’t wait around forever, especially when you’re in your 50s! “Just do it” is one of the best, most empowering slogans ever because it’s so true.

  26. Elizabeth O. says:

    I hope everything goes well for you and your new adventure in life! You’re absolutely right, there’s no perfect timing for things like that, we just have to start moving and that’s it.

  27. Vyjay says:

    There is a saying that procrastination is the thief of time. So yes, if we postpone, time runs out and it may be too late.

  28. Valerie says:

    I love the card. Excited to see what you have been working on.

  29. Laura says:

    Sounds exciting. Best of luck with this venture.

  30. Michelle T says:

    Your right time will pass you by if you don’t do what you want to do with your life. I am looking forward to seeing what the new business is, good luck to you with it.

  31. Love Nike’s slogan! A good reminder to stop procrastinating and just do it. Can’t wait to see your new venture.

  32. Great post! I agree you’ll be waiting the rest of your life for the right timing.

  33. Liz Mays says:

    This is something I’ve been kicking myself about today. You’re inspiring me to do it too!

  34. OurFamilyWorld says:

    This is absolutely a good post. I’m so happy for your positivity in life.

  35. ohmummymia says:

    You are right girl:) it is so true

  36. chei says:

    Sounds great! Cant wait for your new venture. 🙂

  37. Anna nuttall says:

    Sound very exciting. Good luck on this venture. xx

  38. sue says:

    Congratulations Carol! You are certainly leading by example and you must be very excited about your new venture. We can all put off our dreams but as you say ‘if we wait until we are ready you will be waiting the rest of your life’ and life is too short.

  39. Kelly reci says:

    What a great post and this really true. Thanks for sharing this

  40. I agree with the statement and have learned over the years how true it is! Congrats to you!

  41. Ourfamilyworld says:

    You remind me today 🙂 thanks you for the post

  42. BISmah says:

    The best way to be is motivated and willing to face challenges. If we didn’t take risks when we thought of ideas we would never know if we would have succeeded. Wishing you all the best!

  43. Carolann says:

    I’m super excited for you Carol and can’t wait to read all about it. You are so right! Just go for it. I love to live with that in mind every day. Wishing you the best of luck and knowing you….it will be a super success!

  44. Good luck! I’ve had my share of light bulbs without action as well and I think either people need to be pushed to extremes or they need to see other people (unfortunately) be in a loss.

  45. Linda Hobden says:

    No better time than the present is what I say – hesitate & it’s too late! ???? Love that card you picked up in Santa Fe, by the way ????

  46. Stacey says:

    Go for it!!! I wish you all the success!!! Keep us posted!

  47. What a tease you are Carol! I can’t wait to find out what you are going to do.

  48. Jennifer says:

    Pins and Needles!

  49. Rosemond says:

    Excited for your new venture. And yes, Nike got it right, Just Do It!

  50. Silly Mummy says:

    Exciting! Good luck with it all!

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