"We've only got one life. Why aren't we running like we're on fire towards our wildest dreams?"
It couldn't be a more typical Sunday morning. I'm in my home office, Sheila's making coffee and Molly the Wonder Dog is trying to decide whether to sleep in longer or get up and start the day. I started thinking about what I wanted to write as I fell asleep last night.
Early last week I tweeted the quote above. I typically tweet twice a day, but not just to have content. These quotes get me thinking about my business and often my life. That point about one life got me thinking.
We've all heard the expression about life, "This isn't a dress rehearsal!" So why is it so many of you squander time? Why waste a single minute not working to always be at the top of your game? I recognize we all need to take a break now and then, but the rest of the time, why would you waste it?
I know it's hard to keep dreams alive when you feel like you're in the trenches of a battlefield with the naysayers in your life keep hurling grenades your way. And, it's even tougher trying to follow the path you've chosen when it's so crowded with others who appear to share the same dream.
Let me try to help you get it all in perspective this morning.
First, every dream is important, unique and it's yours. Nobody can take it away unless you let them.
Second, Dreams only become reality when you "wake up'. So, stop procrastinating and take the steps you need to get a little momentum. It's not rocket science and yet most of us remember Newton's Law of Motion, "A body in motion tends to stay in motion." So, let's get a little motion going!
Third and most important, this is the only life you've got and time is your most valuable commodity. Invest some time into thinking about where you want to be at the end of this year. You don't need to do long-range planning right now, just think through the review of the year you want to be doing, just before that glass of champagne on December 31, 2016!
So, here's the point - you know how to focus your camera. Well, your life isn't that different although there is no auto-button to push, it's all manual. Think through why you started this journey and then attack it with all the energy you've got. Take it one step at a time; pace yourself; appreciate the friendships along the way along with each accomplishment and just like that quote keep your focus on your wildest dreams!
"Life is too short for fake butter, fake cheese or fake people!"
Wishing everybody a wonderful Sunday and time with those people most special to you. Take time for those eleven-second hugs and above all, stay focused on your dreams - they're what makes life so worth living!
Happy Sunday everybody.
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