You have a choice today to push forward toward your goals, or to just continue on with the status quo. Whether you push forward today or not, either way you’ll be a day older.
Julia Cameron used an excellent question to explain this in her book “The Artist’s Way”. Suppose you’re considering learning to play the piano, but you’re worried it might take a while:
“But do you know how old I will be by the time I learn to really play the piano / act / paint / write a decent play?”
“Yes . . . the same age you will be if you don’t.”
10 years from now, God-willing, you’ll be ten years older than you are right now. The +10 version of you might be able finally learn to play the piano or speak Spanish, or perhaps they won’t. Either way you’ll be 10 years older, and wouldn’t it be great to have picked up that skill that you’ve always wanted to have?