personal development

If You Want To Really Live Your Life, You Must Stop Preparing To Live

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Tomorrow will not change if you are not ready to take action today. Preparation is the beginning of growth, but not the end of growth. If you want to change things, prepare to succeed, not to fail. Too much preparation can lead to failure. Because success comes from knowing when to stop preparing. You cannot prepare all your life. It is time to start doing something. Don’t hide your gifts, bring them out. Don’t use preparation to delay your life. It is good to prepare, but don’t prepare forever.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself whilst we are preparing to live.” It is time to start living. Stop preparing for what you already know. Start doing what you have trained yourself to do. Without action, preparation is useless. If you know you are not ready to go to work, why are you getting ready? You get ready, then you go. You prepare, then you act. Remember, “Knowing is not good enough; you must do. You must act. You must apply what you know.” If you want to change yourself, your life, you must act.