“Some day, when I have the time, I’m going to…” “Some day, when I have the money, I’m going to…”
Have you ever said that? “Some day….”

It’s a way we have of reinforcing the illusion that the future is safely far removed, that it doesn’t really touch us. It’s a lie. Not an intentional, willful deception, but a lie nonetheless.

Let’s say that, “some day,” I’m going to travel around the world. If that’s really true, if I absolutely intend for that to happen, then I’m making plans. If it’s not practical today for me to just up and circumnavigate, I can look at what needs to happen first, and second, and third, to end up with that result.

When I set that process in motion, the words “some day…” disappear. I’m making it happen today, right now. In a very real sense, I am already taking the trip. It may be three years before we actually take the trip, but the words “some day…” no longer apply, so I stop using them.

When I say “some day…,” I’m not really talking about the future. The future is a reality that I’m connected to by what I’m doing right now. “Some day…” is about some vague possibility that I’m not taking seriously.

“Some day…” is not a vision of my future.

“Some day…” is a fantasy—nothing more.

Here’s the damage we do with this illusion. We give weight to our “some day…” fantasies, we squeeze some sense of enjoyment from them as if they were real—and thereby give ourselves permission to take no practical action whatsoever while we swim in the comforting sense that those some-day scenarios will move closer to the unfolding present on their own.

They won’t. The wistful, wouldn’t-it-be-nice pretendings of maybe-futures do not insert themselves into your reality of their own accord. You’ve got to go claim them.

This issue, David Bach talks about practical steps you can take today to move the dream of financial freedom from the realm of some-day to the world of right-now. So does Robert Kiyosaki. They have captured the imaginations and earned the gratitude of millions for it.

That’s the gift you have to offer.

I am talking about your prospects—about introducing them to a vehicle whereby their “Somedays…” can be shifted into being real, I’m-already-in-it futures. I’m also talking about you, the established network marketer. Ask yourself:

“What is there in my life that I hold as ‘Some day…’?”

Some day…. The eighth day of the week. The only day that never comes.

This is the day—this one. Right here. Right now.

JOHN DAVID MANN is Editor in Chief of Networking Times.