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The Time To Act Is Now!

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Most of us have been waiting for the perfect time that never shows up. This is one of the reasons why people are not successful in life. There is no right time to do something that is important to you. The perfect time to act on your dream is now. Now! Not later, not in the evening, not in the night, not tomorrow, not next month, not next year, but now.

“Now” has an incredible power to change your life. What you have is now. You can control what is happening now. You know what is happening now, but you don’t have control over what is going to happen tomorrow. No one can control tomorrow. No one can predict what is going to happen to you tomorrow. So, why waiting for tomorrow to act?

People don’t act now not because they are not smart enough to act, not because they don’t have the required talents and skills to act, but because of the fear of making mistakes. This is the problem with lots of people. The fear of making mistakes. How can you grow without making tons of mistakes? Is that even a question to ask? Maybe. Maybe not.

People who wait for the perfect time never achieve anything. There is no perfect time to act than now. If you don’t act now, you will never act again.

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If you want to grow, if you want to achieve the incredible, don’t wait for the perfect time, don’t focus on what people will say. Don’t focus on the mistakes you will make. Instead, focus on what you will become after you have acted on your dreams. Don’t focus on being perfect. Just go for what you want. You cannot be prefect without being first imperfect. If you don’t act on your dreams, you will not be imperfect. If you are not imperfect, you cannot be perfect.

Finally, just go for what you want. Do it now! As James Thurber said, “Don’t get it right; just get it written. Yes, don’t get it right; just go for it.

The Two Most Common Mistakes In Life

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Nothing in life is perfect. Mistakes happen when we are trying to master our crafts. Mistakes happen when we are trying to be who we really are. Mistakes happen when we are trying to create the life we want for ourselves and others. The question is: “Can we live without making mistakes?”

Mistakes happen when we try to make things perfect. Can we make things perfect? NO. If you want to enjoy what you are doing, don’t strive for perfection, strive for progress. Strive for improvement. Improvement is better than perfection. If you are looking for perfection, you are just daydreaming. Keep dreaming!

There are two mistakes in life:

Your mistakes.

Other people’s mistakes.

It does not really matter who is responsible. It matters that you pay attention to what happened, how you can learn from the mistakes, and how to reduce it next time. If you are responsible for a mistake or mistakes, don’t blame anyone, own it. If you start blaming people, you will never learn from your mistakes. If you are not responsible for the mistake or mistakes, do the same thing- learn from them. Don’t go around blaming people for their mistakes. Pay attention to what they did wrong and how they are going to fix it or reduce it.

We are human beings. Human beings make mistakes. We all make mistakes. But don’t let your mistakes stop you from moving forward. Don’t let your mistakes stop you from pursuing your dreams. Don’t let your mistakes stop you from finishing what you started. Don’t let your mistakes be the obstacles standing in your way. Don’t let your mistakes make you give up on your dreams. Mistakes can change your life forever if you have the courage to learn from them. Mistakes can change your life forever if you are humble enough to learn from them.

You will make mistakes when you try to live your life, because we are not perfect. You will make mistakes when you try to make something new, something creative. You will make mistakes when you are starting something new. You will make mistakes when you are trying to undo the old, boring stuff you have been doing. You cannot avoid it. The best way to manage mistakes is to embrace them. Let them be part of your daily life. Don’t make it a habit of making reckless mistakes. That is not what I am talking about here. I am talking about making a mistake in a productive way. Yes, you can make a mistake in a productive way. It is productive if you learn from it. It is not productive if you learn nothing from it.

The way to handle mistakes:

According to J. Lyman MacINNIS, “The way to handle a mistake is to be big enough to admit it, wise enough to learn from it, and smart enough to fix it.”

When you make mistakes, admit it, learn from it, fix it if you can, and move on.