Oh, the lies we tell ourselves. Though, to be fair, it isn't usually an intentional lie. We really tend to believe that we somehow preserve our talents by deferring their use to the right "time."
But, here's a song lyric that I think will put that theory into perspective:
"Don't wait for your time, baby, time isn't waiting for you."
What is even more interesting about the passage of time is that it isn't that we miss our moment by not seizing the correct, singular one, but we might miss it because we failed to build the staircase of engaged experiences that would have led us right to the doorstep of our moment.
Everything takes practice and the chances of you "timing" your opportunity just right with your skill set is not favorable. Instead, we learn to trust that there is a process by taking small, integral steps that sometimes look like mistakes and failures, or might even look like the wrong direction entirely.
But the moment is coming around the bend, whether we are prepared for it or not. Time, it seems, is really your only friend when it comes to increasing your chances of obtaining what you want. The more time you put into the process of getting there, the more likely you'll achieve it.
Consider a marathon runner. They do not gear up and simply wait for marathon day to arrive to execute their endurance. They build it, over time, and many will tell you that the building itself is the real reward, while the race is just a victory lap.
They do it today, they do it tomorrow, they do it every opportunity that asks of their participation. So when the time does come, it will just make sense.
Whatever you've been deferring to that mythical ideal moment in the future, do it today. Do it tomorrow. Do it at every opportunity that presents itself.
Don't wait for your time, baby, time isn't waiting for you!