An ancient Chinese proverb tells us that the best time to plant a tree was 20 ago. The second best time to plant a tree is now.
Such wise words that have carried through time. Yet we disregard this piece of knowledge time and again.
How many times have you said: Ughh… I should have studied harder in school? Or I wish I would have learned how to play guitar when I was younger?
We’ve all got hobbies we wish we would have pursued years ago. If we had, we might have become talented in our pursuit.
But we didn’t. We can’t go back in time and change the fact we didn’t pursue something we love. We can change something else…
The Best Time Was Years Ago. The New Best Time Is Now
Whether it’s a hobby you failed to pursue or training in your chosen field, you’re older than you have ever been. You have the knowledge that you have. And you can’t change that.
You can change something.
You can change whether or not you take action today to pursue the skills you want to learn.
Now is the next best time to plant your tree. Whatever your tree is.
You can pursue learning the guitar. You can pursue learning how to program computers. Or you can pursue ways to lead better.
These might not have been things you pursued when you were younger. This doesn’t negate the power of pursuing them now.
I want you to plant your new tree today.
Doing so will make you feel fulfilled, happy, and knowledgeable.