When I was a kid, one of my father’s favorite riddles to us went like this: Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? The first time he asked me, I answered, “One.” “No,” he responded. “Five. Why? Because there’s a difference between deciding and doing!”
‘To decide’ and ‘to do’ has to do with you the person. You can’t be successful if you are not intentional about it. The time to do what you love is now. You can’t find happiness if you do otherwise. Stop waiting to be perfect. Stop waiting for the right time. There is no such thing. There are times when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Author and educator James Thom said, “Probably the most honest self-made man ever was the one we heard say: ‘I got to the top the hard way—fighting my own laziness and ignorance every step of the way.’ When it comes to barriers to success, we are usually our own worst enemies. It is time to change your inner circle. It is time to let go of your bad habits and start being intentional to make it to the top. Stop the procrastination!
The Law of Diminishing Intent says, “The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it.” You will never improve by accident. You must try something, make mistakes and learn from them.