The True Benefit of Starting NOW

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"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
- Chinese Proverb

There is no time like now. We are all perpetually stuck in the present. Now is the only time we can do anything. We can't do anything in the past, it's already happened. The future isn't here yet, even though it's quickly approaching. Now is the best and ONLY time to take action.

If you think to the future, you'll probably have an idea of what you want your life to be like. That vision is both your life goal and guide of how to get there.

In this future, your future self will thank your present self for all the hard work and sacrifices you made to get there.

If you choose to save a portion of your income every month into a savings account, certificate of deposit, or another type of investment, it will significantly grow over time, especially due to compound interest. When you have a significant amount saved up in the future, you'll be glad that you were saving now.

If you're a student or in the beginning stages of your career, know that if you put in the hard work now, your future career, income, and lifestyle will be dramatically impacted. Ask anyone who's successful; it's true.

With the people in your life, starting and cultivating friendships will build you a lifetime of quality and everlasting relationships.

If you ever feel like you're in a motivational slump, remember that your future self will thank (or hate) you for what you do today.

Roderick Conwi writes at about lifestyle development. To get helpful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.  

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