How many times have you heard someone say they are waiting to do the dream thing that they have been putting off, what seems to be for an eternity?
It may be something simple or complex and more expensive. It may be an overseas trip that they are saving for, or buying a new house and moving into that. It maybe something simple like a daytrip to somewhere you have not been before, or time spent with family or friends.
And then they speak of waiting …
to save money
for the children to leave home
to have more $$ in their super
until the grandchildren have grown
until, until, until …
Who promised you tomorrow?
What if you knew there was not going to be a tomorrow, or more than 6 months, or a year?
Would that change your thinking?
To quote one of my favorite Roald Dahl quotes …
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
This could be a better way of thinking.
There is no promise of tomorrow for any of us so why not go at life with white hot passion?
If you took the time to stare down your life what would you do if you knew you had limited time?
Like the Bucket List movie – the 2 men had 6 months. (Or I like to refer to this list as a LifeList) They were both ill and because they had a finite time to live they began the challenge of fitting all they could into the short amount of time they had left.
Why is it we wait to do more of the things we love?
Why do we expect that tomorrow will come for us?
Or do you really think you should put off doing the things you love and things you really want to do, but have to wait for some reason only known to you?
I cannot understand why anyone (you) would continue to put things off ! This one life you have is not a practice run!
What would be the catalyst to have you realise you only have one life?
I urge you to take stock of your life, no matter what age you are. Write a list of all you wish to do in your lifetime and the legacy you wish to leave. If you haven’t made time in the past to do this, make time now.
Don’t put it off as no one has promised you tomorrow.
Please leave you comment below, I would love to hear your stories.