The truth is, she’s not going to be more ready to hear it from you tomorrow. Your boss isn’t going to like the words “I quit” any more between now and the next six months. That job posting, the one seemingly blinking with bright, neon arrows, you’re not going to be more qualified for it within the next thirty-two hours.
We either put things off long enough for our hopes to falter completely or plan things intricately enough for the details to scare us too intently. There isn’t a moment the clock ticks just a tiny bit slower. There is no sweet spot between the clicks of the metronome.
The problem is, we start over-analyzing pioneers, discoverers, inventors and think “not yet”. The first time doesn’t have to be a floodgate of success. Sometimes it’s the right stepping stone, or the roadblock that helps you swerve off the road you’re on and onto the hidden, Robert-Frost-esque, dirt one, you would have never tried.
And if you lose perspective, if it so happens that it sneaks out the front door in the morning and forgets to call you back, remember that the number to regain it is sprawled across the back of your favourite cereal box. You can’t wait for the compass’s North to turn East. For every reason “why”, there’s a couple hundred others befriending “why not”. You just have to decide which one you want to listen to more.
Create it now, because the next 365 days can be used to perfect it. Try it now, because the 10,000 hours that make practice into perfect isn’t going to come without the constant hiccups of practice. Drop it now, because if it takes 7 minutes for the average person to fall asleep, you need to start asking yourself why it keeps you up long enough to hear morning outside your window.
Don’t start something trying to capture a more perfect hour of the day. You are better off waiting a lifetime. Don’t start something when you are ample and ready. You will turn to dust before the vultures come at you. Don’t start something to succeed. There is no right time, so start. Start with the wrong time and learn depths from the challenges that come at you. Start something. Fail. You better hope that first time around is flat on your face. You can’t imagine how high of a ladder you can build with all of the pieces.