Fortune Friday: “Now is the time to try something new.”

Years ago, I read a motivational quote that said “When is now a good time to start?”

I admit I had to reread it a couple times for it to sink in.

Now is always the best time to start something. Faye, the mother of my wife’s best friend from high school, is fond of saying, “You can wish in one hand and crap in the other and see which fills up faster.”

A lot of us wish for a better life, a better job, a better partner, or a better situation. But delaying the start, wishing for a better option or a more opportune moment, is a surefire path to unfulfilled dreams. All journeys begin with the first step, even if they’re just tiny baby steps. And the sooner you start walking, the sooner you will get to where you’re headed.

Like Andy Dufresne, Tim Robbin’s character in The Shawshank Redemption, says: “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.”

It’s such a simple recipe. Funny how we’re so reluctant to follow it.

I wonder, when was the last time you tried something new?

To your good fortune!

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