We spend a tremendous amount of time waiting. We wait for traffic lights, return phone calls, the "right" opportunity or a "better" time. We wait until we have the time, energy or discipline to do what it is we claim to want. We wait until the kids are grown, the seasons change, for someone else to make the first move, and tragically, sometimes we wait until it's too late.

Right now, this very moment, is really the only time we have. We can plan for tomorrow, but we must act in the present. What distinguishes the person who simply makes the plan from the one who actually implements it? The distinguishing characteristic is action. One person does something now; the other chooses to wait.

There will never be a better moment than the one you have right now. So what are you waiting for? Do you want to improve your health? Don't wait until you get sick to do something about it. Writing a book? Don't wait until you've thought through every page before you write down the first word. Planning a vacation? Don't wait until every penny is in the bank to contemplate where you want to go.

Each one of us can do something right now, today, to further our dreams, goals and aspirations. The key is to do what you can with what you have, where you are. Don't wait for a better time, nicer weather, a better job, or for someone else to take the lead. If you want to make something happen in your life, now is the time to begin.

If not now, when?

“The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Author's Bio: 

Anne Fellegy is a freelance writer, editor and desktop publisher. She is a contributing writer for SelfGrowth.com and has designed promotional marketing and advertising materials for Lifetime Fitness, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Montgomery Ward Auto Express and the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce.