Start Life Now

There is no better time to start living than now. Right this moment. Go on. Walk away from the computer, and do something.
Lately, life has felt stagnant for me. Reflecting upon those feelings of boredom and stagnation the other day, I realized that the only way to combat them is to act, and that’s just what I did and continue to do. Whenever I begin to feel a lull or a pull of procrastination, I stand up or move from my position and accomplish something. This does not mean that I need to climb a mountain, as W. H. Murray did. It just means I need to start something. The rest will follow. Murray stated it well.

> “Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.” — W. H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition

When you commit to something, embrace fears and uncertainties, and move forward, you bring success and luck into line with your life. Everyone has something to offer the world, and by not sharing our gifts, we leave the world a poorer place. The Indigo Girls sing:

> “But my life is more than a vision
> The sweetest part is acting after making a decision
> I started seeing the whole as a sum of its parts.”

They’re right. We stress and worry over decisions to be made and priorities to complete, but once the decision is made, once the ball is in motion and moving toward the goal, it is exhilarating. Life may not always cooperate with our decisions. When it doesn’t, we have the opportunity to take action and make yet another decision. We may fail, but those failures are just part of our path to success in life, and eventually, we all succeed.

Be well.