Wait, I will Do it Later

At a certain point in our life, we may come across the idea of starting a business. Generally when this happens, people fall into two major categories: “go for it” or “wait I will do it later”. 

Some will go for it. However, majority of people will tend to find excuses and fall into the “wait I will do it later” group. The reason is throughout every stage in our life, excuses are everywhere and it is so easy to find. 

Let’s take a look at the common timeline of a person:

Early 20s – College/ university

“Wait I will do it later. It’s not the right time. I focus on my study first.” (Lack of knowledge and information)

Mid/ late 20s – Working

“Wait I will do it later. I need to get more experience first. I don’t have enough money.” (Lack of confidence and self-belief)

Early 30s – Marriage & Family

“Wait I will do it later. I have no time. I need to take care of my family and children.” (Lack of passion and direction)

In the 40s – Comfort zone

“I have tried before. I think it’s a bit too late to start again now. It’s difficult for me to leave my job now.” (Influenced by past experiences and afraid of uncertainty)

In the golden age – Retirement

“I’m too old and have no energy to start a business.” (Lack of confidence)

As the time goes by, many people are going through every stage in life, allowing one excuse to another excuse stops them from achieving what they really want. It’s a chained effect. Most the time, the excuses are not the real reasons. 

If we are looking at the different stages in life, the main reasons behind the excuses are generally lacking in the following aspects: knowledge, confidence, passion, direction, and certainty. 

Here are 5 things you can do to help you, moving from “wait, later” to “Go for it.”

  1. Cultivate reading habits 

  2. Adopt life-long learning

  3. Open for opportunity

  4. Learn to look at things positively

  5. Look forward, instead of dwelling on the past

Stop letting your excuses pull you back from being extraordinary. 

 

“He that is good for for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

-Benjamin Franklin-

Creating Amazing Life

What do you REALLY want in life?

Recently, I asked this question to the people I approached in my daily life. At the same time, I gave them a blank paper to write down their answer.

It seems to be a very simple question for most of us. However, here are something interesting that I found out:

  1. I observed that many people seems to be taking longer time to ponder on the answer.
  2. I also found out that many people haven’t really given much thought about what they really want in life.
  3. There are some wrote down the answers and their response is “I think it is impossible to achieve what I really want.”
  4. Many people do not enjoy what they are doing currently.

Actually, what you really want in life is achievable and you can turn it into reality with these 3 simple steps.

  1. Thoughts
  2. Visualisation
  3. Action

Every thing that we wish, we want or we dream, starts with your thoughts. Even though majority of people they may have thought about what they want in life, they didn’t focus to give serious thoughts and consideration. Many people commonly do is wishful thinking. For instance, when passing by a luxury car, and then said “I wish I can have a Mercedes one day.” After a while, may have already forget what was being said.

Once we have a thought, the next thing to do is visualise it, in order to make your thought become reality. So, how to visualise it?

  • Give it as much detail as possible
  • The small steps and the journey to achieve it
  • Timeline to achieve it

For instance, let’s said, you want a luxury car. What model is it? What colour? What are the specifications? How to get it? When to get it?

Whether you can make your dream a reality or not, the last step is the most important, taking action. There is a common saying that only 10% of the society are successful, and there are 90% don’t quite make it. That’s because many didn’t go further to take action but keep cycling around the stages of thought-visualise-thought-visualise…… let me share with you another example is writing new year resolution. Do you complete all your new year resolution?

What stops many people people from taking action?

  • Too difficult
  • Too hard
  • Seems impossible
  • Never done that before
  • Don’t know how
  • Take a long time

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. Joel A. Barker

You can and you definitely have the potential to achieve your dream. Follow the 3 steps: thoughts, visualise, and action.

Dr Forrest C Shaklee once said, “the best way to predict your future is to create it.

Therefore, it is all about you. You, it’s you who have the power to create your future. The key is action.