personal development

To Keep Your Life Moving Forward, Now Is The Right Time To Act

Person Holding Burning Paper in Dark Room
Photo by Eugene Shelestov

“If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.”- Criss Jami

“To keep life moving forward, hope for the best, take action, and be persistent.”- Debasish Mridha, MD

Happiness comes from your ability to take action. Unhappiness comes from your inability to take action. If you want to be happy, learn how to take action. If you want to be unhappy, learn how to procrastinate. You must act to make things happen for you. You know, if you don’t change yourself, your situation won’t change. Change starts with you, because you are in charge of your life.

Starting something of value is hard and scary. But if you have the courage to start something, your life will never be the same again. Once you have the courage to act, you must keep acting. It is easier to start something than it is to keep it going. Keeping it going is more important than starting it. If you can’t keep something going, why start it? And if you have the courage to start, to act, to change your life, don’t postpone it. The next day is busy, so do it now!

Whatever you have in mind that you want to do, start it before the fire is extinguished. Learn how to cook your food when the fire is really hot. Start your project before the enthusiasm fades away. You cannot achieve anything of value without enthusiasm. According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

Don’t look for a perfect place to start. Start where you are. Don’t look for new materials to start with, start with what you have.

Right now is the best time to start anything. Udai Yadla said, “When you wait for the right time, you’ll never know when it’s already too late.” So if you want to start something, start it today, not tomorrow.