Years ago when I contemplated the idea of going back to school to finish my degree, I couldn’t help but focus on the time I would have to commit to completing the remaining credits, which equaled a year. I thought about the time I wouldn’t have with my friends and family but didn’t think about how that time wasn’t more important than completing my degree as well as its impact on my career potential. I chatted with my best friend and told him about my options to finish my degree and the time it was going to take and in his typically witty way, he replied: “so what?” I don’t know what I expected him to say, he started at Eastern Michigan University with me and left with his degree, went on to earn a Master’s degree and was beginning his doctoral studies. He said, “look, just do it, the time is going to pass anyway.” That simple phrase stuck with me and has become my mantra whenever someone talks about a project or endeavor requiring a sacrifice of time, the time will pass anyway. After the time has passed, will you have achieved your goal or wish you had started? There’s a quote which says:
“The best time to start was yesterday, the second best time to start is today.”
What are you waiting on? Both marathons and sprints begin with a single step, take yours toward your goals.