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Don’t Try to Time Your Life

Any good investor will tell you, “don’t try to time the market.” What that means is there will never be a perfect time to invest. You make the best decision possible with the best information you can gather and then invest. The stock, or index, or mutual fund will not ever be low right when you want to buy and it will never be high right when you want to sell. You make the best decision you can and invest. After all, how much money do you make on uninvested dollars? None.

Trying to time your life is similar. There will never be a perfect time to start exercising, writing, reading, investing, getting educated and so forth. Your future self will always look better, be better, act better than your present self. Waiting for your present self to catch up to your future self is chasing the rainbow to get the gold – it will never happen.

When is the best time to plant a tree? Ten years ago. When is the second best time to plant a tree? Right now. Stop putting off your present for your perfect future, you will end up disappointed. Start now to become who you want to be. How? Start streaking.

Doing laughably small activities every day that are aimed at who you want to be will get you to where you want to go. Waiting to do the big bold and beautiful will keep you where you are. There isn’t nor will there ever be a perfect time to start becoming. It will always be inconvenient. You will never have enough time (mainly because you try to do so much at once, the time is not available) You will never have enough resources. Your life will never be what you want when you wait for the perfect moment to start on the road of who you want to be.

The mega million lottery reached a payout of $1.06 billion. People are lining up to pick the numbers and buy the ticket that will win them the prize. If you were to win this jackpot what would you do? How would you behave? Before winning, ask yourself this question, “if I won the lottery, what would I do?” Not what would you buy, what would you do? How would you spend your time? Answering this question, “how would you spend your time?” Will give you insight into who you want to be. The key is to start becoming that person now, don’t try to time your life.

Winning the lottery is unlikely, but spending your time on laughably small activities every day toward what you would do if you won the lottery, is winning the lottery. Success is a consequence of your action. Failure is a consequence of your inaction. Waiting until your life is in the perfect place to begin your journey will keep you home, safe, and stagnant.

When considering who you want to be, don’t wait for the timing to be right, act now and let the time come to you.


Keep Streakin’,

Jeff

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