Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake. – Francis Bacon Sr.

Sometimes we wait in life for the perfect opportunity to come our way, the perfect moment to tell someone how we feel, or the perfect conditions to begin an important project. But wait too long, and we miss our chance to shine in the present moment.

Start now.

It doesn’t matter if the blueprints are perfect yet. Even a vague direction is better than staying in one place.

Live in present.

The past and the future may influence us – but they do not determine our ultimate destiny. The only time we have for certain is right now. Do something with it.

Do what you can.

Make progress one step at a time. If you can’t get everything done, get one thing done. If you can’t help every person, help one person.

The courage we need to get started living already exists within us. Bring it forth.