Mario Andretti said, “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.” So what are you waiting for? Are you waiting for the right time to start? If you are waiting for the perfect time to get out of your comfort zone, stop waiting. The train is living your station. You must do whatever it takes to catch your train. Run!
Stop getting ready. Paul Klee said, “A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.” Is it really possible? Of course, it is possible. It can be done. But you must start. And you must start today. Don’t fear. Don’t doubt yourself. The most important thing is to believe in yourself. Stop waiting for the right time to make yourself bigger, smarter. Start now.
Stop waiting for the right time to go crazy. Because everything is changing. Success doesn’t come from waiting for the right time to change your life. It comes from getting your hands really dirty. It comes from actually doing the work.
You must do the work. You must face your reality. You must embrace change. You must do what you are afraid of doing. You must be comfortable taking risks. There is no perfect time to make mistakes. Start today. You can start today by changing how you do your things, how you make your decisions. Because you cannot change your life without changing your thoughts.
And if you really want to change yourself, you must stop thinking about the past. Remember that you are no longer living in the past. You are living in the moment. This moment needs you. If you are not present with yourself, how can you change your life?
Free yourself from what you have. Relax yourself. You deserve to rest yourself. You are responsible for resting yourself. If you don’t need it, but your body needs it. If you don’t want to rest yourself, your soul will rest you. Why? Because you are active when your soul is in good shape. And to put your soul in good shape, you must learn to take a break. You must learn to detach yourself from negative thoughts.
Take care of yourself. You need it. Your body needs it. Your soul needs it. Some people will criticize you for taking care of yourself. Other people will support you for doing it. No matter what they say, they are not in charge of your life. You are your own boss. So use your power to take charge of your life. Stop attaching yourself to what you have. Stop protecting your material things. When they are done, they are done. When they are old, they are old. When it is time to let them go, let them go. It is their time to go. Do not fight to keep what you don’t need. Instead, fight yourself to detach yourself from your old negative thoughts. Life is not about attachment, but about detachment.
Detachment is life. Attachment is death. Detachment is healthy, is success, is freedom. Attachment is stress, is fear, is failure to let go. Detachment brings peace. Attachment brings panic, anxiety. That is why we suffer.
We suffer because we don’t know how to let go. Remember, you can buy anything you want, but you can’t keep everything you have. From now on, give away what you do not need. Detach yourself from old things. Detach yourself from old bad habits. Detach yourself from toxic friends. Detach yourself from your old negative thoughts. Detach yourself from fear, from hate. When you detach yourself from old things, new things will come to you. They will come to you. But to receive them, you must detach yourself from the old things.