It’s human nature to come up with every excuse in the book before we finally start something. And a very common excuse we get ourselves to believe is that it’s just not the right time to begin. Sounds like a logical reason. But there’s a difference between the condition being feasibly and the condition being perfect. This quote comes from Mark Victor Hansen, motivational speaker/author and co-founder of the book series Chicken Soup for the Soul. It serves as a reminder that chasing after the perfect condition–when everything is just right–inevitably results in us never getting started. “There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions.” So if the condition isn’t perfect but just ok (i.e. achieving what we set out to do is in the realm of possibility), we’re better off just starting now. Over time, imperfect conditions tend to improve as we grow stronger, more skilled, and more self-confident after we’ve begun.