Putting All Your Eggs In One Basket
"Well once this is over, everything will be different."
"Once I lose 10 pounds, I'll do it."
"After the kids move out, then we'll take that trip."
"Once I have "X" dollars saved up, then I'll think about it."
"I mean, if I really enjoyed what I did, this wouldn't be an issue."
"I can't do that, I have too much student loan debt already."
I could go on, sadly.
These are all things I've heard either personally or through hearsay-- reasons people use to justify their choices or circumstances.
And frankly, they're all bullshit.
Sure, this might be a busier, less profitable, more demanding season. I'm sure you really do want to lose that weight or save up that money, and I believe you that things would be different if that one thing changed.
But here's why it's bullshit: because anytime you're siting a single thing as the thing standing between you and where you want to be, you're chickening out.
Anytime you're putting all of your eggs in that one basket, riding on the belief that if only that *one* piece of the puzzle falls into place then you'll go/do/be wherever/whatever/whoever you want: you're copping out.
It's not just about the weight or the money or the time or the kids or the job.
It never is.
This is about fear, about a lifelong habit of choosing comfortable over action, because at least comfortability is certain, right?
It's true, there are no guarantees that leaping now will work, but there's also no guarantees that your *one* thing is going to unlock everything you're dreaming of.