Far too often, we are afraid to live. We are afraid of taking chances. We are afraid of the consequences. I mean, what if we make the wrong choice?
So instead of living, we stall. We stay in our lane. In our comfort zone. And far too often, nothing ever changes. It's the same old, same old, day after day.
I was driving home last week and heard Tim McGraw's song, Live Like You Were Dying. It's always been one of my favorite songs, but for whatever reason, it really hit me that night.
Why don't we live like we are dying? Like tomorrow was a gift? And we have eternity to think about what we'd do with it?
Why do we put things off til tomorrow? Til Monday? Til next week? Til next month? Til next year?
Here's the thing about that...do those things actually ever happen? The things we put off...do you ever get to them?
The trouble with putting things off...we think we have time. We think we have all the time in the world. That we'll eventually get to it. That we'll eventually be able to do what we want to do.
And then we run out of time.
Nobody on their death bed, and I mean nobody, lays there saying, "I wish I had worked more."
Don't wait until then to wish you'd done things differently. To wish you'd spent more time with your family. To wish you'd said the things you've always wanted to say to the people who matter to you. To wish you'd tried something new. To wish you'd started that business.
Whatever the case may be, don't wait until you're on your death bed.
Do it now. Live like you were dying now. Take chances now. Say what you want and need to the people who matter now. Do what you want now.
Want to start a business? Do it. Take the chance.
Want to tell the woman (or man) you love that you love her (him)? Tell her/him. Do it now.
Want to learn how to dance? Sing? Play the piano? Do it now.
Stop putting things off. Stop waiting until tomorrow.
Live like you were dying.
And enjoy your week. Thank a veteran today and every day. They've sacrificed so much for our freedom.
With love and wellness,