Quick note: I originally wrote this a few years ago, after being a day late on my weekly newsletter (I often pull from the archives for the Monday Mindset section).
Typically I have everything done by Sunday evening and scheduled for Monday morning, but yesterday I was out of state visiting family and didn’t return until late — hence, here I am Monday morning getting everything done.
A lot of these Monday Mindset articles serve multiple purposes, one of which is to give myself a reminder to stay on course as well 🙂
After all, we are a process, not a product, and the forces of the world conspire to ruin our resolve. So both forgiving yourself, and also giving yourself a swift kick in the butt, are equally important to getting back on track.
I’m writing this a day late, because yesterday’s obligations went far beyond what I had anticipated and I wasn’t able to get it done ahead of time.
…But better to be late, than to never have been written.
MMA is a lot like that too (nice segway, eh?). When dealing with many prospective students, a common question I hear is “I am such-and-such years old, am I too old to start?”
The answer, of course, is no. You are never too old to learn something new.
And in fact, all the days/weeks/months spent deliberating about whether to start or not would be better spent as money in the bank having trained.
The best time to start something new? Yesterday.
The second best time? Today.
Let go of all the other nonsense surrounding the decision making process, and just get started.
Humans are a special kind of stupid sometimes. We see something we want, and we create fantasy worlds with all the thousands of possibilities surrounding our success or failure in achieving what it. And we spend so much time in these worlds, just thinking.. and thinking.. and thinking.
Time not spent doing.
It is never too late to make any changes in your life you want to make. Simply make them.
Simple doesn’t mean easy. It just means simple. Get to it!