Hugh Laurie is an interesting chap with an expressive face and an impressive career.
If you’ve been struggling to get started on your goals this year, he said something that might help you out:
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that, actually, no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now, and you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”
If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll never be ready at all. It’s called “chasing a dream” because it’s a journey into the unknowable.
We don’t know how we’ll realize the dream or what will get in our way. No matter well we prepare our plans, life changes them the moment we step foot on a new path.
There’s no such thing as ready.
That’s why the only proper answer to “Are you ready?” is: “As ready as I’ll ever be.”