Why Now is the Right Time to Get Started on Your Goals

Why Now is the Right Time to Get Started on Your GoalsYou’ve been waiting for just the right moment to start your new exercise regime.

Maybe you’ve been carefully keeping track of your days, so you can finally set aside some time to write that adventure novel in your brand-new journal.

While planning a project can be a good thing, too much waiting or procrastinating can really set you back in the progress department.

In this post, I offer a few reasons as to why now is the best time to get started on your goals.


There’s no time like the present.

People always seem to be looking forward to tomorrow, next Friday, next month, or maybe even next year.

They look so far into the future that they forget about the time that is readily available to them right now: today!

Yes, this very day, hour, minute, and second, does in fact, count. The time we are experiencing right now, is a precious, precious gift. Don’t waste it. Go ahead and get started right at this very moment.

Read that first chapter, put on those sneakers, pull out those watercolors, or update that resume.

Sure, you could complain or express your frustration about starting, but you’d only be wasting those precious minutes.

Take a deep breath, be brave, and start creating your future, right now.

You’ll be that much closer to your goal if you start right now.

Pssst, I’ve got a foolproof tip to help you reach your goals faster. Do you want to know what it is? Do something, anything, today. What, were you perhaps expecting something more complicated, difficult, or mind-blowing? 🙂

Now, the distance between your present self and your goal might seem really far away. It’s kind of like when you go for a walk in the park on a path, and see the faint outline of a landmark in the distance.

This landmark could be a rock, bench, or flagpole. It’s so faint, you can hardly see it, but it’s there. If you just got started, and put one foot ahead, you’ll be one footstep closer to the goal. It may not seem like much, but you have physically moved yourself closer to your goal.

When it comes your own personal or professional goals, don’t worry about whether or not you can see the landmark in the distance. Just know that it is there. All you have to do is put one foot ahead, and you’ll be physically closer than you were a moment ago.

That being said, what small step can you take today that will get you one step closer to your goal?

Wait any longer, and your goals may change.

In this thing called life, things happen. You make new friends, get a new job, pick up a new hobby, try new foods, visit new places, and listen to new music. Every day your world is changing. Now, this change may be subtle, or seemingly non-existent, but trust me, things are changing.

And that’s exactly why waiting to work towards a goal can be a problem. With so many things changing in your world, it’s only a matter of time before you grow out of your current goals, or get distracted, or sidetracked.

Let’s say you want to write that novel. You haven’t started yet, but that same day you see an advertisement for a school that teaches people how to jet ski. You’re so excited, that you sign up for lessons that same day, and spend the next few weeks on the water. It occurs to you a month later, that you still haven’t made headway on that novel. What gives?

Always remember that new information, facts, figures, and experiences are going to come into your life. If you’re not careful, another item may pop up into your life. It’s up to you whether or not you’re going to mix or allow those items to influence your goals, or whether you’re going to simply stick with your original goals. All the more reason to get started, right now.

How about you? What goal have you been putting off? What step are you going to take today to get one step closer to your goal? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!

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About the Author


Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based productivity coach and consultant who helps people manage their time and energy so they can reduce stress, work less, and make more money in their careers and businesses. She has been featured in Fast Company, NBC News, The Washington Post, Business Insider, NPR, Huff Post, Fox Business, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 10 Simple Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective, by clicking here.


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