He wants to be a superhero.

I wait for 10 people to go through the door at the store before he’ll stop holding it.

When his sisters gets hurt, I don’t have time figure out what hurts before he’s returned from getting an icepack and bandaids.

He relishes every moment of saving us from the terror of a spider.

But just like any kid, he has his “less heroic moments.” So, I ask him “the superhero question”:

Me: Right now, are you acting like a hero or a villain to your sister?

Him: (sigh) villain.

Me: What do you want to be?

Him: Hero!

Me: Being a hero starts now, ok?

Him: Yes, ma’am.

Being a hero starts now. Being brave starts now. Being kind starts now. Being what you dream, starts now.

The road to someday starts today.

What about you? What do you want to be? What do you want to do?

Maybe you don’t want to be a superhero, but you wish you were a little more fit like one.

It starts now.

Maybe life is crazy right now with little ones, little sleep and little money. You dream of peace and simplicity.

It starts now.

Maybe you want to be a writer. Someday, when there isn’t so much laundry to do, food to cook and or schedules to manage.

It starts now.

Maybe you want your home to be organized. Later, when there aren’t so many kids undoing everything you do.

It starts now.

I challenge you, no…I double dog dare you, to think of one way to act on your dream now. Today. As soon as you finish reading these words.

It doesn’t need to be fancy. In fact, I challenge you to make it ridiculously simple, but let it be incredibly symbolic.

When I was nine months pregnant I decided I wanted to run a half marathon. I couldn’t run to the bathroom much less a mile, but I decided right then to start training. So I did. I got up off the couch and got my own ice cream instead of asking my husband to get it.

Ridiculous, yes. But it was symbolic. Symbolic of the fact that doing something big always starts small. Just start now.

I may have started that half marathon nine months pregnant on the way to the freezer, but I crossed the finish line just over one year later on my son’s first birthday.

You don’t need to wait for the stars to align.

You don’t need to wait for permission. You don’t need to wait until it seems realistic. You don’t need to wait for a mentor to show you how. You don’t need to wait until you can do something big.

Being a hero to yourself, your husband, your kids, your family, your friends or the people that follow – being a hero starts now.

So what are you going to do? Do something today. Make it simple. Make it symbolic. Inspire us and tell us about it in the comments.