Linz’s Friday Musings – August 16th 2019

G’day all
Happy Friday! It’s your friendly neighbourhood Aussie here with another blog on US Property and all that’s (not particularly) relevant to investing! (that reminds me, I must go and see Spiderman… when I get time…)

Actually on that note, what are you trying to “get around” to? What is it that you want to do but something is holding you back? Not enough time? Not enough funds? Not enough information? The time isn’t “right” yet?

When do you think it will be right? Next week; next month; this time next year? When you finally quit that job you hate, or get that job you love?

The real issue is that we are all often waiting for the “right time” to do something we know we need to do, but somewhere, somehow, we always manage to find a reason not to do it NOW…

When you really break it down, is this just an excuse, a reason our mind is making up, because we know the thing we need to do is hard…and we don’t want to step out of that comfort zone. “The couch is comfortable, Lindsay, I don’t need to move just yet…”

So then if not yet…when? We all know nothing grows in the comfort zone. It is the challenges we face “out there” that make us stronger, faster, better than before. Its tackling the obstacles that will allow us to move forward and make steps towards the goals we know we need to get.

I am reminded by a fabulous quote from Denzel Washington, and I am sure he nabbed it from a 1st century Jewish scholar – “If not now…when? If not you…who?”

And for 8 small words, this is profound. If not now, then when are we going to take control of our future? MAKE stuff happen, rather than LET stuff happen? And if not YOU, then who is going to make that change in our lives that we need to make?

No one else will do it for us, that’s for sure. We are all on the couch thinking…not now, later…

So I ask you…if not now, then when? If not you, then who?

Happy Investing all! And have a great weekend!!