Have you ever wanted to do something, but talked yourself out of it by promising to do it someday? I know I have.

But there’s a big problem with waiting on someday.

Someday rarely comes. And, its only purpose is to rob you of your hopes, dreams and goals.

You see, the time is never going to be perfect. Sometimes, you really do have to walk by faith and not by sight. Things often look one way, but God can make the impossible, possible.

So, don’t wait to go after what you really want. Because you can’t afford to wait for the perfect time.

And, here’s why:

You’re Missing Opportunities

When you sit around waiting for just the right time to do something, you’re missing out on countless opportunities. Sure, the unknown can be intimidating. It’s hard to just jump in with both feet but doing so is often worth it in the end. Try to look at your apprehension as an opportunity. That puts a positive spin on the situation and makes it exciting or challenging to consider.

You’ll Regret It

Living with regret is an awful feeling. To consider all the things you could’ve tried or accomplished, but didn’t, is an overwhelming, sad experience for most people. Instead of telling yourself all the reasons you shouldn’t do something right now, try saying yes to every opportunity you’re offered. You never know what could happen.

In February’s Life Class, The Year of “Yes, Lord!”, we’re going to dig into what happens when you say yes to new possibilities and opportunities. (You’ll get sign-up information in next week’s newsletter.)

You Won’t Grow

Growth is an important part of maturing for all humans. First Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”  Growth means that you don’t remain stagnant as a person. And, when you’re not stagnant, you have more to offer the world. Taking chances and going after the things you desire enriches you as a person. You learn to take risks and face fear. You’ll also stretch your characteristics and talents, such as persistence, communication, interpersonal skills, resilience and more.

You’ll Never Be Completely Ready

The truth is, there will never come a time when you’ll feel completely ready to just go for it and give something new a try. You could almost always use more money, experience, research, time or other resources – who doesn’t? You may not be able to do absolutely everything you want to try, but you should definitely take chances on the ones that are within your reach.

The Right Time May Never Come

An inescapable part of being human is that tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. We aren’t guaranteed a certain number of days. That’s why it makes sense to take every opportunity and chance you possibly can when you are able. There might not be a better time.

Keep these reasons in mind the next time you find yourself putting something off for someday or for a time that’s better. Doing all you can now, will push you toward your hopes, dreams and goals more quickly and enhance your quality of life.

Living your life intentionally and on purpose, means taking risks. It involves pushing past fear and doubt in order to achieve your hopes, dreams and goals. That can be an intimidating thing, which is why it’s so common for us to allow our inner critic to convince us to wait for the right time to branch out. However, there are so many reasons why you shouldn’t wait. Taking steps now to live a remarkable life is something you’re not going to regret. And, this may be the right time.