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The Second Best Time To Start Something New

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.

The second best time is now.”

– Chinese Proverb

“I’m too far down the road to change now. It’s just the way I am”

So said the smart, ambitious leader to me.

They were referring to why they thought it was impossible for them to change some of their behaviour and habits – especially mental ones.

On one level, at least they were honest in saying what they were thinking.

“What if your life were at stake? Would that change your answer?” I asked.

“Of course”, they replied.

“Interesting”, I said, “Because from my perspective, your life is at stake.”

That led to a discussion that allowed the person to give themselves hope as to why they could change what in their mind were ‘lifelong habits.’

Often we listen too much to our inner voice when it comes to our habits, our behaviour and our dreams. It ripples into our relationships, our health and our ability to create better in every aspect of our work and lives.

Yes, it would have been great if I’d started 20 years ago.

But without doubt, the second best time is now.

Where does this strike a chord for you?

What will you do about it?



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