The Time We Have is Short: Take Action Today

Dominick Barbato, MBA
2 min readDec 19, 2022

1,861,500.

This is the number of minutes we spend on earth if we live an entire life to the year 85.

It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind of life and put off our dreams and goals until “someday.” But the truth is, we don’t have unlimited time on this earth. We have a limited time to make a difference, chase our dreams, and live the lives we truly want.

So why do we waste so much time? Why do we put off taking action until tomorrow, next week, or next year?

The answer is often fear. We fear failure, we fear the unknown, and we fear change. But the longer we wait, the more time slips away from us. And before we know it, we’ve spent years just going through the motions without ever taking a chance on our dreams.

But it’s never too late to start taking action. Whether you’re in your 20s or your 60s, you can still make a difference in your own life and the lives of others. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Identify your goals. What do you want in life? What are your passions and interests? Take some time to really think about what you want to accomplish, and then write down your goals. Having a clear roadmap will help you stay focused and motivated.
  2. Take small steps. Don’t try to change everything at once. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither are our dreams. Instead, start by taking small, manageable steps towards your goals. This will help you build momentum and increase your chances of success.
  3. Surround yourself with positivity. Surround yourself with people who support and encourage you. Find a mentor or a coach who can help you stay on track and offer guidance along the way. And remember to be kind to yourself. Don’t beat yourself up if you encounter setbacks or challenges — they are simply opportunities to learn and grow.
  4. Take action every day. It’s easy to get caught up in planning and dreaming, but taking action is the only way to progress. So make a daily plan with specific steps to move closer to your goals. And don’t be afraid to adjust your plan as needed.
  5. Celebrate your successes. Remember to celebrate your wins, no matter how small they may seem. This will help you stay motivated and keep moving forward.

So don’t wait any longer — the time we have is short. Take action today and start building the life you truly want. You can make your dreams a reality; the only person in your way is you. So don’t let fear hold you back. Embrace change, take risks, and chase your dreams with everything you’ve got. The time is now — make it count!

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Dominick Barbato, MBA

27 | Entrepreneur | Educationalist | Vending Business Owner | Speaker | Marketing Chair at NBVA.org |