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Stop Waiting For The Perfect Time to Start, All You Have is Today — OMAR ITANI

Stop Waiting For The Perfect Time to Start, All You Have is Today — OMAR ITANI

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Peter Barton

“The most successful originals are not the daredevils who leap before they look. They are the ones who reluctantly tiptoe to the edge of a cliff, calculate the rate of descent, triple-check their parachutes, and set up a safety net at the bottom just in case.”


You’ll Never be Totally Ready

You’re never going to be totally ready, but there will come a time when you will feel ready, and that’s when time becomes “the right time.” Your sole responsibility is to align all your efforts today so they can gradually propel you toward that feeling. 

Readiness isn’t something that appears all at once. Readiness is something you earn one inch at a time, at your own pace, and very often, it’s at the cost of dancing with the many sly voices of anxiety, self-doubt, uncertainty, and fear and embracing them with a fierce mind and an open heart.

John C. Maxwell

“The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it.”


Build a Raft, Not an Extravagant Boat

Don’t complicate your life or waste your precious time by building a boat on the sidelines. Simplify the process. 

  • Focus on what's necessary. Start small and build yourself a raft, slide it into the river stream, and as you actively row and flow in the direction that you please, grow your raft into a boat.
  • Move, and be with the flow. In other words, don’t mistake motion for action. Motion is the preparation phase. Action is the practice phase. 

Where The Growth Zone Begins

Where The Growth Zone Begins

Discomfort with your comfort zone is the sign that it’s time for you to step out of that zone and get really uncomfortable as you fully push past the edges and step forward into your growth zone. 

Your comfort zone is tempting. And that’s the reason you stay stagnant where you are. So how do you get out of that comfort zone and walk past its edges? You must get extremely uncomfortable and dissatisfied with the status quo because discomfort in the status quo is a sign that it’s time to make a change.

Good Things Happen Gradually

You write a poem one day at a time, and then suddenly, you have a collection and a book to sell. You launch a newsletter with zero subscribers, and week after week you send out a new edition, and then suddenly, you have almost 3,000 subscribers reading your work.

People think it’s magic, but really, it’s just a matter of consistency.

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”


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