...that could be happening today, but isn't.
Be very skeptical of people who say they'll get to something later unless there's a good reason they're putting it off.
Especially if they're not busy.
Sometimes there's a reason it makes sense to wait. But as a good general rule -
If there's no reason that it isn't happening today, it ain't happening.
This post seems like an eternal sign. Just 1 hour ago this limited offer for online business coaching from erica biz showed up and Ive been thinking if I should sign up or not. On the one hand I absolutely want to start an online business, on the other hand im travelling in China for the next months so it seems like a really bad point in time to sign up. Due to this post, I just signed up. Timing will probably be never perfect.
My regards from Hong Kong,
Depends whether you count precommitment as "doing something". Even if I feel lazy and unmotivated I can still credibly precommit to future actions, and then as those precommitted deadlines approach I become more motivated.
I strongly disagree with Victor (sorry ><)
Soooo many people that I went to business school with said it was their dream to start a business and that is all they wanted to do....
But a year and a half later, only a couple people out of several hundred have done anything. I have my doubts that most of them will.
Not sure. All my life I was very much worried about doing things right now, but when future becomes today it shows clearly I could be less worried and more focused. Sometimes only time makes it happen. To do everything now is more dangerous then doing nothing
If you're worrying about something, one of two things is going on --
1. There's a good reason for your worries, they're justified, and you can potentially affect that outcome. If so, do something.
2. There's no good reason for your worries, they're not justified, or you can't affect the outcome. If so, stop worrying.
Easier said than done. But idle worrying does nothing of value. It makes you go crazy and doesn't make things better.
It's impossible to have perfect control of your thoughts, so worries emerge. When they do, investigate them, figure out if they're justified, figure out if you can do something, and then make a plan or let them go.
It's not quite fair to write a post full of optimism and entitlement and then not follow up on it when I'm proven to be wrong. So here it goes: we didn't get an interview with Y Combinator.
I still think we're exactly what they're looking for, whether our application accurately conveyed that or not, but the fact is that we got the rejection letter today. I wasn't quite sure we'd make it past the interview round, but I never really considered that we may not get an interview.
Surprised as I am, there's no point in dwelling on the outcome, so this is the last you'll hear me mention YC until we become a company they wish they invested in, at which point I may or may not reserve a sentence to gloat.