Stop Postponing Living


This is a guest post by Anthony Meindl

Why do we wait for things in life? Constantly put things off until they become long-lost dreams. We wait for the date we went out with last week to call us back, forthe better airfare to go on that trip we’ve been planning for 5 years, for permission from others. We wait to get new headshots or write that novel or until we’re “more prepared.” We end up waiting our entire lives, then look back and realize there are never any “right” moments. There’s only now. And sadly, we end up justifying that it’s okay that the things we most wanted to do, never happened.

So when is the right moment?


Stop waiting for things to get better or easier or less busy. Stop saying that you need to wait to be better prepared or more secure or more sure of yourself. Stop waiting for the girlfriend or the husband or the agent or the manager. Stop waiting for the right look or the right age or the right resume or the right time.

Stop waiting for someone or something to give you permission to be all that you already are.

Stop putting your life on hold, thinking you’re still missing something in order for you to do the things you want to be doing. You can do them now.

Anthony Meindl
is an award-winning writer, producer, director and actor whose first feature screenplay, THE WONDER GIRLS, was the Grand Prize Winning Feature Screenplay in the Slamdance Film Festival Screenplay Competition in 2007. Prior to this accomplishment, Meindl was responsible for the production of an array of award-winning projects. His background in acting, training, and performance has afforded him the opportunity to create what has become a thriving artist community in Los Angeles.

1 Comment

  1. I hear ya! I think this all the time… Oh one day I’ll go to Europe… No! Just go! You have no idea when the end of your life will be!

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