On a recent trip to Sedona, Arizona I grabbed a banana at the hotel to have as a snack on the hike I had planned for the day. Throwing it in my pack, without a lot of thought, I jumped in the car and headed for Cathedral Rock.
Fast forward a couple of hours and it’s time for a break. Finding a flat rock with a view of Oak Creek I settled in to enjoy nature. I notice that the banana has a message on it! Side note: Only in Sedona would you find a message on a banana. Basically an organic, healthy, all-natural version of the fortune cookie.
The message, written in black Sharpie across the peel says, “The trouble is you think you have time.”
Wow! This banana speaks the truth!
I can’t count how many times I’ve put something off thinking that I’ll circle back around to it at a later date. I even considered postponing the trip I’m on now. You know the drill, the timing’s not right, next year may be better. Blah, blah, blah.
Yeah. So, here’s another truth bomb.
The only thing that you’ll have less of in the future is time. That is a 100% guarantee. Think about it. Everything else is a renewable commodity. Job? There are plenty of jobs. Money? You can make more. Time? Not so much. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Tick tock.
Have you been putting something off that you’d really like to do? Dreaming of learning a new skill, taking a trip, getting a new job? Don’t wait another second. Take immediate action towards your goal.There isn’t a better time than now.
Grab that banana and take a big bite!
I realize this sounds like a slightly obscene euphemism but let’s just go with it. Now is the time. Grab that banana with both hands and show it who’s boss!
What steps can you take right now towards your dreams? I challenge you to take one today.