By Wayne Hoover
I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday about my recent decision to quit my office job working as a web developer to focus more on my passion in the personal development field- and he remarked that it must have been hard for me to quit given the current economic conditions. I told my friend that while it did take a lot of courage to break out of my comfort zone and start following a more true path- it had to be done and it had to be done now. The true reality of the situation is that I am the only one that can change my life and I give no power to anything outside myself- like the economy- to dictate my life.
If not you who?
I told my friend that if I let external circumstances dictate my life then the time would never be right to follow my passions. If I don’t start to stand up for myself now then when will it ever be right? If I don’t start really sharing the amazing things I have learned in health- wealth creation- relationships- etc then who would!? I absolutely have so much to offer the world. You are the only one who can truly change your life- and furthermore you are the only one who can do what you have to do in your own unique special way.
You have to do start your life now because no one else can do it for you. No one else can shine just like you can shine; no one else has had all the unique experiences and learning that you have had- no one else has the passions that you have. If you don’t do what you are passionate about- what you absolutely love- then who will? What you have to give the world is so unique and special and if you don’t start giving that then who will? Who can? Only you have the talents and passions that you have and only you can give it to the world.
If not now when?
In the same vain- if you don’t start following your passion now then when will you? The only time that things actually happen is NOW- now is the moment of power- the mind will always come up with reasons why it can’t be done now. By having the mindset that you will start following your passion at some point in the future it will never happen because the future is never now. Will you do it tomorrow or next week or next month or next year? Eventually tomorrow becomes today- next week this week- next year this week- so at some point you have to start following your passion now- in fact now is the only time it can happen. So let it happen now! It must be done now because now is the only time that it can be done!
There is much less stopping people from doing what they want to do now than they actually believe. Many people believe that all the right circumstances have to fall into place before they can start doing what they really want to do. Many people think that they must have a certain amount of money in the bank- or be in just the right relationship- or live in just the right place and drive just the right car before they can do what they really want. The reality of the situation is that its never going to be a perfect time to start following your passions because the mind can always think up new reasons why you can’t do it now. You have to realize that NOW is the only time that you can do whatever you want to do- there will always be reasons why you can’t do something now but realize that if you don’t do it now- then when will it actually happen? Now is truly the moment of power- all you have is now and if it doesn’t happen now then when?
So in sum you are the master of your life. As much as we love to give our power away to a number of external circumstances outside our self the simple truth is that you are the only one that can do what you want- and it can only happen now. The only way you can achieve what you want is to realize that no one else can do it but you- and it must happen now because now is the only time it can happen.
You can’t afford to wait to start following your passions you simply can’t start doing what you love unless you start now- when else can it happen? No one else has your unique passion and skills you are the only one who can do it.
May you realize that you are the only one that can make your reality real and that it can only happen now. May you start now.