BoldOpinion: If not now, when?

TheBoldAge’s Steve takes a personal at will it ever be the right time?

Published by Steve Foreman on Mar 25, 2021

How many times throughout your life have you uttered the words ‘it’s not the right time’. It’s not the right time to get married, to have children, to change career, to move house, to go on that dream holiday, to retire? The list goes on and on. Let’s be honest, will it ever be the right time?

Life is short. In the blink of an eye, children become adults and then suddenly you’re a grandparent, and forty years have gone by. I for one, don’t want my life to be full of regrets and what if’s. I don’t want to be on my death bed and think if only I had………,by then it’s too late.

I would much rather try and fail, than never try at all. How will you ever know how successful you could be if you never take risks. Your dream life could have been just around the corner. Taking risks doesn’t have to be all or nothing, I am not saying let’s just go for it and be irresponsible. Appropriate due diligence needs to be done, risks versus rewards calculated, discussions need to take place, but in reality, what you need to ask yourself is ‘what is the worst that could happen?’ and is that a risk you are willing to take.

Risks do not always have to be financial, what about your ideal partner that you were too shy to ask on a date? The gym you didn’t join because you thought you wouldn’t fit in; the list is endless. This pandemic has shown us all that life can suddenly be cut short with no warning, why wait? It is our responsibility to live life to the full, to make the most of each and every day, to be the best version of our selves. This is obviously easier said that done but we never know what is just around the corner, the time to follow your dreams and take a risk could be right now!

For me, Hunter S. Thompson said it best “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”