We sometimes miss opportunities to fully become the person we want to be or enjoy the full riches of life, because we overlook the present moment. We yearn to be somewhere else. Shakespeare writes, “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt.”

Look, we’ve got to get started. In this health and wellness journey, the way we affect our families, our communities, our world, is to move from that place of doubt and fear. Health and wellness not only deals with the physical, spiritual, and mental health, but also with giving, helping our communities through coaching, mentoring, and listening. Or even participating in programs like Snoop’s football league as the Nation of Islam brothers are doing. Total health and wellness means dedicating time to that invention that you might have, or that business idea you’ve been pondering. You’ve got to move.

It is impossible to start from any other place. We’ve got to begin where we are, find what we love, and use what we have to begin our own personal journey. Put a stake in the ground. Draw a line in the sand. Do whatever you need to do, to mark this moment right here as your starting place.

From this point you are able to go anyplace in this world, individually, spiritually, mentally, and physically. You’ve got to make this moment the starting point, and remember, there’s no pressure.

All we’ve got to do is get up and start doing.

Make sure to do something everyday that puts you closer to fulfilling whatever you have identified as your purpose. Everyday you will feel more successful. We affect our families once again. We affect our communities, and ultimately, we affect the world.

Start with something simple, but simply start. Build a routine. Write down what you’re going to do. You’ve got seven days in a week. Write seven items down that you’re going to get done every seven days, whether it’s regarding your personal health, wellness, spiritual growth or other.

Your life’s riches are waiting for you to realize them with your efforts. The more you work toward becoming the person you desire to be, the universe (God) will duplicate your efforts with the riches of life and multiply them a thousand fold. “Get started right now, and live the life of your dreams.”

That’s our Ultimate Transformations Moment. Peace and be more.

Erich Nall is the owner and founder of Ultimate Transformations Training in Los Angeles, Calif. The certified trainer, nutritionist, motivational speaker, and dedicated life coach is a regular guest and commentator on KJLH 102.3 FM’s the “Front Page with Dominique DiPrima.” As the founder of Collegiate Search Youth Organization, Erich has been assisting youth in the community for more than 20 years.