“A year from now, you will wish you had started today.” Want more articles like this? Create an account today to get BiggerPocket's best blog articles delivered to your inbox Sign up for free That’s it. Those eleven words should be enough to rock you into action. Did they? You don’t need a guy on stage telling you about the millions you will make. You don’t need the informercial with the shiny red convertible and the pretty ladies. You don’t need another book, another course, another mentor. You need to get off the couch and do something. After all, a year from now, you’ll wish you’d started today. (Yes, go ahead and Tweet That.) Let’s look at this another way… Think back on your life one year ago. What if you had started then? What if you had made the decision then – to get off your couch and stop sitting on your fear… and actually start making progress? What if you had started setting aside more cash then? What if you written down your goals… and then started working on them then? What if you had started talking with other investors, entrepreneurs, and industry insiders and building those relationships then? Look, I’m not one for a lot of motivational posts; look back on my previous blog posts and you’ll see I’m all about actionable tips and advice. However, I do believe motivation is important. It’s very important because without it, it’s hard to produce results. Motivation should lead to action, and action to results. (yes, you should probably also Tweet That.) If your motivation is just leading to excitement which leads to more motivation which leads to more excitement… it’s worthless. Garbage. You are caught in a cycle of perpetual motivation, which leads to disappointment and discouragement. Stop that. Right now. Get out there and make something happen. Today. In the next five minutes. If you are struggling to know what that first step should be, read this. If you feel stuck… head over to the BiggerPockets Forums and start asking questions. After all, when you get your car stuck in the snow… what’s the best way to get it out? I’ll give you a hint… it’s not by spinning your tires. It’s by asking for help from others to push you out. Get some momentum from their push, find your traction, and race off into the sunset. Don’t spin your wheels and sit there on your couch thinking of how great it would be “if only.” That was last year. This is today. If you don’t start now, you never will. There is no one else to blame, there is no one else to wait for. It’s all you – and your future self is waiting for you to pull the trigger. After all… A year from now you will wish you had started today. (Thoughts? Leave me your 2 cents below in the comments, and click the little share buttons below to share this post on your favorite social media channel!) Also – feel free to share the image below on your Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, G+, or LinkedIn!