We’ve all been in that place, that dark dank place, thinking, when should I start this project? Well I’ll answer that for you; the time is NOW.
So many of us wait for the “right time” to start something: maybe when work gets less stressful, maybe at the start of the new year, maybe when I’m finished school. You see, that’s why dreams don’t become a reality; we’re all chronic procrastinators. Waiting for the right time is a silly excuse of running away from working a little harder now, and sadly, life does not get any easier, and time will never be your friend.
I’ll briefly give you two common scenarios:
What will happen to that dream of starting your own company if you get laid off? Perhaps you will start it then, but isn’t it smarter to work on it on a tiny scale and slowly get yourself established while you’re working? What if the business flops? What if the market just wasn’t ready yet? If you planned it beforehand, maybe you would have known that the market needed “priming”, especially if you’re coming out with something completely new to your target. You will have no job to pay your bills, and you’ll be back at square one; then what? Start a new job, and wait for the right time again?