When you’re contemplating a major change, it’s easy to default to the most common excuse: ‘The timing’s not quite right.’ Maybe you want to wrap up a big project at your current gig first, or save a few extra months’ salary, or lose 10 pounds, or get through the holidays.
What’s especially tricky is that these are all valid reasons to pause before making any big shifts in your life. However, at the same time, this list of ‘must-do-befores’ never grows shorter; with each item you cross off your list, new excuses inevitably replace the old.
So consider this: you’ll know the time is right once you’ve realized that the potential benefits of the change outweigh the drawbacks of maintaining your status quo. It will never be perfect and it will always require a leap of faith. But it’s the only way to get where you want to go.