“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.” ~ Neil Gaiman
Too many people live their lives as a flashing yellow light. They live in a constant state of cautiousness – paralyzed, unable to move or to act. As an unknown author once noted, these folks come from a place called “Someday Isle.” “Someday I’ll do that.” “Someday I’ll be happy.” “Someday I’ll take that trip.” “Someday I’ll do something adventurous.” Instead of remembering life is happening – right now – these folks resist the opportunity to reach out and seize the moment, missing yet again another opportunity. I am always reminded when I think of the all too soon and early death of my Dad that life is not a dress rehearsal, that there are no do-overs! Life is here and it is definitely now.
So I challenge you… If you are waiting for the right time to stop putting “it” (whatever “it” is) off, stop and plan a smidge of action at least to begin your “risk” tutorial. Right now, not later, write down 5 things you’ve been wanting to do, thinking about doing, things that you have in your spare room where you live in “Someday Isle.” That’s right, do it NOW! Don’t just think about the delight you will have doing each one of those things. Make a plan to do something about each of the five every day. Don’t become too busy or too willing to wait until tomorrow to get started.
My Dad always talked about what were going to do when he retired. Unfortunately he died at 51 and we never got to do so many of the things we were waiting for. Don’t let that happen to you.
“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson