Favorable conditions are overrated.

Naturally, we want things to come to us easily. As babies we cried out for food and comfort; and we received them. As adults, we’ve only grown more sophisticated in the ways we pursue comfort. One of them is to defer action until we have absolute certainty of success.

King Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived, reminds us that waiting for the most favorable conditions to pursue our dream is certain failure. A sower concerned that the wind will lessen his yield will never act. And one concerned about the rain will never harvest.

You no longer have the past. The future is uncertain. Today is the day God has given you breath and strength to act on your bold idea. What are you waiting for?

A version of this post originally appeared on learygates.com.