They say (we’re not sure who “they” is, exactly, but anyway … they say) that “timing is everything.”

And we sort of agree. Except, you know, when it’s not everything and you’re just using timing as a convenient excuse to procrastinate.

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not now


That thing that’s looming. You know the one.

It’s that big decision. A scary conversation with a friend. The choice to go to grad school or not. Getting certified in that course you’ve been half thinking about for 6 months. Online dating. Quitting your job. Moving to a new city. Breaking up … with anyone and anything that doesn’t light you up.

It’s OK if you can’t do it right now … but if you’re not going to do it today, then when are you going to do it?

Next week? Next month? That might be fine. Especially if the thing comes with a convenient, built-in, can’t-avoid-it-deadline. And maybe, just maybe, the timing matters. Maybe it’s best to wait until most of the circumstances are favorable.

But … if you know that putting it off another day, week, or month won’t make it any easier to go through with, and if you can feel that the circumstances are getting less favorable with each passing day … then you know what you need to do.

Pick your own deadline. Give yourself a bit of breathing room between now and D-Day.

Hopefully during that time the best possible circumstances will naturally align … and it will feel relatively easy to go for it. And if the circumstances never align, and you’ve hit your deadline … oh well. You go for it, anyway.

Because “bad timing” > never doing it at all.

twitter-birdIf not now … when? #ClarityGems

How is this #ClarityGem sitting with you today? Leave us a comment below to let us know!


Sometimes it’s just better to avoid long blog posts and cut straight to the point!

Think of #ClarityGems as your weekly shake of the good ‘ole Magic 8 Ball … you never know what might bubble up and how it might be exactly what you need to hear today.

And instead of just a beautiful, inspirational, and shareable image (which is a nice start), we’re giving you some quick thoughts about how to interpret it … because inspiration without action is pretty, but kind of anti-climatic.

Tweet it, share it on Instagram, or forward it along to someone who needs to hear it today … and tag us (@ClarityonFire) to let us know how this Gem is inspiring you!

Much Love,

Kristen + Rachel

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    1. Hi Jeffrey!

      This is a great question, but a tough one to answer. We’re very hesitant to tell anyone that there are certain jobs that would appeal to one Passion Profile or another. In our experience, it’s less about making blanket generalizations like, “Thrivers would be great in the teaching field” and more about someone’s individual interpretation of their Passion Profile. Thrivers, for example, tend to value stability and a lot of work-life balance. So, if someone thinks they can get those values met through being a teacher, great. But someone else might totally disagree with that! It’s up to the individual to determine their own unique interpretation of their values, and then discover what careers or jobs would best align with those values. This is something we go into much more in the Passion Profile Short Course, FYI!

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