Today Is The Time for Action

Good Morning, Cyberspace!

Today is Tuesday, and one of the finest days of the week because who doesn’t love tacos!? Today marks the sixth anniversary since I first entered the world of blogging… 350 posts spanning everything from favorite recipes to Star Wars to business advice (or lessons learned) to triathlon and IRONMAN pursuits. What a joyous and wonderful outlet for me!

An email arrived in my inbox bright and early this morning, and much to my surprise and delight, contained a daily dose of wisdom and guidance facing the challenging and unforgiving world that we live in.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” -Chinese Proverb

This quote speaks to much that I hold near and dear. I love the idea of addressing the next best thing. In a flawless world, of course we do everything perfectly and make great decisions at the precise time, but this is called life, and no one does that nor is anyone remotely capable of such achievements.

However, do you take the opportunities to make the next best decision when the ideal decision isn’t made? I mean, sure, maybe you waited too long to work on your tight hip flexors, but now that it’s 2017, are you doing something about it on a daily basis?

I love the pause for reflection that the quote requires. Yes, you should have planted that tree so that it would be giving you fruit, but are you willing to admit that there is nothing you can do to change that? And once you have admitted it, what are you willing to make happen to fill that gap?
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I leave you with the second inspirational quote from that email, purely as food for thought…

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” -Leo Tolstoy

Patience and time – my two least favorite things… ick!

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2 Comments

  1. Sounds like you need to plant 2 trees; 1 in your patient garden and 1 in your time garden.

    You’ll receive some shade immediately depending on the time of day and latitude that you are at but in 10-20 years (depending on the species, & your diligence with watering, soil, and fertilization), you’ll have shade forever more.

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