A Near-Death Survivor’s Advice On Knowing What You Should Do With Your Life

Drop The Excuses

How many times have you waited for the “perfect” circumstances to arrive in order to feel “ready” to take action, only to have those circumstances never present themselves? Procrastination is a trap that 95% of the population falls prey to, and it keeps us from showing up on time—or at all—to life’s opportunities. Aimée says finding herself bedridden with a bionic heart was what it took for her to get confronted about her abundant excuses and to take rigorous action in the face of them. “After my heart transplant, I wrote my #1 bestselling book with one finger typing on my iPhone propped up on a pillow,” Aimée says.

If you have a calling in your heart to do something, don’t put it off or justify inaction with excuses. Be resourceful, and instead focus on what you can do to make that dream possible—even if it requires asking for help or taking action in nonideal conditions.

“Here’s how to access resourcefulness,” Aimée says. “Find a vision that is bigger than you. Because when we’re stuck on us, looking at our problems and our limitations, all I would see is this broken body in a wheelchair—who am I to be writing a book for somebody else?”

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This article originally appeared on Forbes.com