Hillel said: Say not: When I have time I will study because you may never have the time. (Pirkei Avot 2:5)\
Many people believe that the word Mitzvah means good deed. In fact it means commandment. However, I would like to offer that the mitzvot are not commandments but rather are individual indicators of what we are capable of doing and being.
When the Torah tells us not to lie, or steal, or to honor our mother and father, it is not merely prohibiting negative action. It is really saying: