Monday, February 17, 2014

Are you ready

This has been doing the rounds on Facebook for a while now and every time I read it I find myself torn between wanting to nod my head vigorously and say "Yes! so true! get on with things and don't wait to feel ready!" (that would be the impulsive part of me) and ''good grief that is ridiculous, of course one should wait until one is totally sure about making a decision, especially one that warrants consideration of readiness!''

There is no doubt, that the cliches about there never being a right time to have a baby, or buy a house, or change career, or get married.... or any of those other life rocking events, are probably true. That if you wait until you are ''ready'' it just might be too late.  (Says who? What is late? A whole other topic....) On the other hand, it's also entirely feasible to rush in to those same events without weighing up consequences and find that ready was a long way off.

So as I thought about this today, as I plodded through the minutiae of life and  in the here and now - I reached this conclusion:

Its not that far from the idea of coin tossing that I have blogged about before.  Its putting that tiny bit of pressure on oneself to make a decision. Or not.  

Yes it is true that there is probably no such time as being truly ready.  Not often anyway.  But there IS such time as wanting to be ready.  Or not wanting to be.  And for me, that is the key.  So for example, you may not be totally ready, or sorted, or organised, or mentally clued in, to say...changing career.  

The timing might be a bit off.  But I reckon there's a really good chance that its simply something you either want to do (and feel you might one day actually be ready for) or it isn't.  That might mean waiting til you're 'readier'. Or it might mean getting on with the thing you really want, even if current circumstances don't seem to allow it.  And perhaps that is enough.

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