Monday, September 15, 2014

Motivational Monday 4 - The Perfect Time

Fall is a beautiful season here in northeast Ohio. Although summer is my favorite season, fall is a close runner up. The weather gets cooler, drinks get warmer, and the trees are bursting with color. Plus, pretty much everything smells and tastes like pumpkin!

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For a lot of people, fall is a season of starting over. It’s like a beautiful death of the world, which will come back to life in spring (which here in northeast Ohio usually doesn’t come until May…). Death and dying and regeneration are used in literature symbolically for change and/or starting over. I’ve read plenty of literature that uses the autumn season as another symbolism for change.

Image courtesy of Sabrina Bailey from The Red Room Photography.
However, we need to realize that fall isn’t a time to start over. People tend to wait to make changes until fall, January 1st, Monday, or whatever works best for them. The truth, though, is that there is no specific time to start over! The perfect time to start over and make changes is whenever you decide it is.

Waiting until the “perfect time” is just a copout for waiting until you’re “ready.” As Lemony Snicket wisely puts it, “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” You can’t just keep putting things off forever. Eventually you will need to make a choice: will you make the change or will you keep waiting?

If you truly want to make a change, in any aspect of your life, quit putting it off! Take the risk, make the change. It might be scary and it might not be easy, but if it’s worth it, it will definitely pay off!



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