Ever heard of the saying, “There’s no time like the present”? Well, it couldn’t be truer, especially when we talk about starting—or staying committed to—your recovery journey. Procrastination can be our worst enemy, convincing us that ‘someday’ is the best day to make a change. But here’s a little secret: ‘someday’ isn’t a day of the week.

I know people who have been sitting on the fence about starting their recovery journey for years, always thinking, “I’ll do it when things get really bad,” or “Maybe next month, when work calms down.” Unfortunately, during all that waiting, some of them missed their daughter’s first steps while others had to let go of opportunities for career advancement. Finally, there are others who are no longer with us due to overdose or alcohol poisoning.

It’s a story many of us know all too well. But the reality is, the clock keeps ticking, and time waits for no one. The cost of delaying isn’t just measured in days, weeks, or years—it’s the missed birthdays, the estranged relationships, and the stalled personal growth.

I know it’s easy to think that there’ll be a ‘perfect moment’ to make a change. But let me be blunt: waiting for the perfect moment is like waiting for a ship at the airport—it’s just not going to happen. The best moment to change your life is right now.

So, if you’re contemplating when to start your journey, or feeling like maybe you could pause life for a bit, consider the invaluable moments and opportunities you might be missing out on. Reflect on the person you want to be and the life you want to live. Remember, there’s no better time than now to take control and make a meaningful change.

Feel free to reach out if you want to talk about how to make ‘now’ work for you. I’m here for you.

Here’s to embracing the present moment and making the most out of it.


Ben Randolph