You often hear the phrase ‘the time to strike is now.’ Others will tell you it’s not time until you’re ready for it to happen. A third party may say to you the time to strike is when it’s right. A good thing to ask yourself is whether they’re telling you this for your sake or theirs.

Many of us have a trait of taking forever to do something and often attempting it well after it should have happened. Others get ahead of themselves and run forward with a half-baked idea that is way too underdeveloped. The trick is to find that perfect timing when what you have developed is ready for a world desperately desiring what you have to offer.

There are no books to tell you when is right. The timing is trial and error on your part. The more you do, the more you learn; and the more you learn, the more you know.

What chances have you taken lately in trying to put something out there to help others?

Don’t Dwell

Today we honor our past leaders.  Those who stood tall to shape our country and our society.  Whether good or bad, the presidents were there and tried.  They served in an office with such problems and pitfalls that most people, for many reasons, would never want to hold.

It is important to remember and honor our past.  Our past, good or bad, is what has made us.  We cannot go back and change it.  We can take the lessons learned from that past and strive to create a better future for ourselves.  This does come with a warning of actions that we can all be susceptible to.  Look but don’t Dwell.

Understanding our past helps us to know where the hidden traps are. The snags that can drop us into deep holes or ruts where we cannot find our way out.  To avoid those, we need to keep looking to where we are going, not where we have been.

If you are driving somewhere, you keep your eyes looking out the front window, more than the rearview mirror.  It seems to be safer that way unless you are backing up.  Life does not have a reverse on the stick shift, so, eyes forward.   

Wherever you are right now, you have learned knowledge from your past and hopefully developed future plans.  Keep your eye on the future, and you will probably get there.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again tomorrow.