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.

Why Living Without A Dream Is Not Good For You

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Live with your dreams. Think about your dreams every day. Work hard and smart to make your dreams come true. Don’t just dream, but make it happen. Believe in your dreams. Don’t let people kill your dreams. If you want your dreams to come true, you must nurture them. You must feed them.

No matter how scary, always follow your dream. It is not enough to talk about your dream. You must work to make it happen. Dreaming is not enough. It is not enough. It is not good for you. It is not good for your family. It is not good for the world. It yields nothing. It brings nothing. It changes nothing. You must act. You must work.

According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “To live without duties is obscene.” To live your life well is to pursue why you are here. If you don’t know what you want to do with yourself, ask great people who can help you. But remember, “No one can help you if you are not ready to help yourself.” If you want people to help you find your purpose, you must first help yourself. If not, no one can do it for you. P.T. Barnum said, “The best kind of charity is to help those who are willing to help themselves.” To make your dreams happen, you must decide to make things work.