The Illusion Of The Ideal Time

Waiting for the “Right moment” to take action may appear to be an intelligent decision in the short-term, but from a big picture perspective doing so is ultimately to your detriment.

Take any creative endeavor as an example. Obviously art is subjective, but generally it’s accepted that the more congruently a piece of work portrays the artist’s state of consciousness (at the time of creation) the “better” the work is. That doesn’t mean you or I will necessarily resonate with the work, but it will have a much greater impact for those it is a vibrational match for.

Therefore, the ability of an artist to produce meaningful work is directly proportional to his ability to congruently express his current state of consciousness.

As a self-improvement teacher my audience generally expects me to produce content that is uplifting, as the consumption of content created from a higher level of consciousness allows them to ascend to a higher level of consciousness themselves.

Fair enough. But does that mean I shouldn’t produce work when I’m not inspired? No, of course not. Obviously occasional time away from a craft can be beneficial, but generally producing art even when one is not in the state of consciousness their audience typically resonates with is still a good idea.

Why? Because doing so gives you more chances to produce great work (the majority of my best posts were written during higher states of consciousness, but occasionally a piece written from a lower state of consciousness will prove to be popular), doing so maintains your habits, and consistent production is the most effective way to improve your ability to create work that congruently expresses your current state of consciousness.

Social Dynamics

Another interesting angle one could take on the illusion of the “Right time,” is socializing. In the past I wanted to improve my social skills, but I would always rationalize staying in the house because I wasn’t in a social mood.

On one level this makes a lot of sense. If I’m not in a social mood, I’m more likely to alienate my current friends than establish new relationships, or strengthen my existing ones.

However, as an introvert how do I provide value to others, and enter a social mood? By going out, letting loose, and building social momentum.

Not waiting for the ideal social mood may come at the cost of a rough night out, but taking action is what will build social momentum, provide me with reference experiences to improve my social skills, and eventually establish me as the man whose worst nights socializing are still better than the rationalizing introvert’s best nights.

Closing Thoughts

Understand that if you lack the courage or discipline to take action now it’s unlikely you’ll ever take action. Why? Because it’s not your circumstances that need to be changed, it’s you.


Whoaa. I feel this post really packed a punch. And to think just an hour ago I considered the possibility that maybe waiting until tomorrow when I wasn’t tired would be a good idea. Just goes to show you…

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