The Right Time Is NOW

How often we limit ourselves and miss out on great opportunities because we patiently seek the “right time”? Many have lost business deals because they felt if they just waited a lil’ bit longer, they would have a more favourable investment climate; all in the pursuit of that eye-popping return. Despite all the wait, the perfect conditions never seem to come into being for them. 
I got pushed to write this by an unimaginable force—a mobile game. Yeah, a mobile game is the source of today’s write up. The culprit is Temple Run, a popular game that gets one running continuously, dodging obstacles, bending under some and jumping over others and moving across ropes, all the while trying to collect coins, gems and artifacts.
Temple Run, somehow allowed me to get pretty good at it, exceeding the ten million score mark consistently (without “Save Me”), and that’s where the urge for bragging rights stepped in. I took a screenshot of my high score and sent it to someone. Unfortunately for me, the said person whooped my score’s ass and sent hers (yeah! A lady) to me. That’s where the heading for this post comes in.
I spent over a month trying to set up the “perfect conditions” for a victory lap; played long enough to upgrade all the “upgradeables” and get my multiplier above my competitor’s (I gave the nice excuse that her higher multiplier was a boosting factor). After over a month, I didn’t feel I had gotten ready to make a run for the score. There was always the “if I can just achieve this milestone, I’ll increase the multiplier by one”. The problem was that it never felt enough.
That’s until yesterday. It finally dawned on me that I could go on amassing gems, coins and boosting my multiplier without ever making a challenge for an unbeatable score.
This “best climate” problem affects us every day; giving us silly reasons to keep procrastinating on important matters. The “best time” would never come. Now is the right time. Project management paradigms state that every project has basically five stages—initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing. I’m not saying we should rush into the execution stage; just don’t make the planning stage last the full length of the project.
By the way, I more than doubled my rival’s score. Though with the help of my wonderful friends—the green gems.

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