Procrastination is cancerous to your life and career.  As we age, time is our worst enemy.  We start to reflect on the things we accomplished and the things that we didn’t do when we were younger.  If you ever want to start a fashion business or change your career, do it now before it is too late.  Our body and mind start to deteriorate as we get older; therefore, you may want to get ahead and make these changes early in your life.  As you get older, everybody knows how hard and challenging it is to get out of bed every morning, and it is going to get a whole lot harder, especially when you get into your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, because your level of energy, excitement and enthusiasm may not be the same as when you are in your 20’s and 30’s.  The ugly truth is that, when you get older, you become jaded and, unfortunately for most of us, we may have already lost that motivation and inspiration.  Due to all of the rough years of stress and hardship in our lives, we may become less optimistic, and, with all of the wear and tear on our bodies, we are bound to feel less driven and ambitious, and may become more pessimistic, uninspired and undisciplined.  As a result, a person may become a procrastinator and begin to feel stagnant in life.  The bad news is that nothing will happen or get any better if you just sit on the sidelines, killing time, and doing nothing about it. Opportunities do come and go, but they won’t stick around forever and wait for you.  Don’t sell yourself short!  You need to give yourself the space to make a life-changing decision.  You don’t want to waste all of your youthful years and gain nothing.  If you want to achieve success and happiness in your early retirement years, don’t procrastinate and wait for something to happen.  You need to take immediate action, start the change NOW, before you lose that spark and passion!

– Chris Falcon is a Canadian designer and fashion educator with over 35 years of experience in the garment design and manufacturing business.