And that "waiting" for the perfect time or situation leads many of us to procrastinate and not live our life fully. Zig Ziglar calls it "getting cooked in the squat."
"Most people wait until everything is just right before they do anything.
They refuse to go out on a limb where the fruit is. They are the people
who end up like the cook's biscuits.
Let me explain. When I was a small boy in Yazoo City, Mississippi, we
lived next door to some rich folks. I know they were rich because they
not only had a cook, but the cook had something to cook. In the 1930's
that was a sure sign of wealth. I was there for lunch one day, as I
tried to be most every day. On this occasion, the cook brought out a pan
of biscuits. Since they were no thicker than a silver dollar, I asked, 'Maude, what happened to those biscuits?' She reared back, laughed, and
said, 'Well, those biscuits squatted to rise, but they just got cooked
in the squat.'" -Zig Ziglar in the book See You at the Top
That's been me lately, at least in regards to writing. I obsess about what I should write about, how exactly I should phrase things, ponder how my words will be interpreted...and the days go by and you hear the sound of silence. The list is actually rather quite large when I think about the things I've put off doing just waiting for the perfect time. Here's a few...maybe you can relate:
Waiting until I have a full 60 minutes plus time to shower before I'll do a workout rather than just lacing up my shoes and being more active all day
Spending way too many hours researching the "perfect diet" rather than just getting about the business of giving up ice cream and cutting up some veggies
Waiting until we had a large lump sum of money to put towards debt rather than attack it with $100 sticks (at times saving the money led to us spending it while it was waiting...)
Letting the laundry pile up hoping I'd have one big block of time to do it rather than throw in a load a day and staying on top of it. No matter when you tackle the laundry, there will ALWAYS be more