“Seize the day!”
Nike struck gold with “just do it”, the contemporary version of carpe diem. Three little words, three very powerful little words! A great reminder, to do it now, enjoy it now.
What ARE you waiting for anyway? You’ve had it on your “list” for ages…go here or there, do this, try that…but “life”, the day-to-day, seems to consume those aspirations. You tuck away those little dreams and so it goes … for another month, another year, whatever…it becomes a “some day”, “one of these days”, “maybe next year”... then’s there’s “after the…” or “when the…”…more wishful thinking. Sometimes it even becomes a regret, a “I wish I would’ve…”
OKAY! Stop right there! I’m here to tap you on the shoulder and maybe get in your face a little. Time for a little reality therapy…ready? Ask yourself right now: If not now, when? Let’s be honest. If you’ve always wanted to go some where or try something , then isn’t it time to do something about it. Am I right?? I thought so! Remember…
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
– John Lennon
Why do we defer our dreams? Waiting for the “perfect” circumstances? Well, that is pretty silly since “it” (i.e., life) will never be perfect. We’re very clever at finding “reasons” and “excuses” to “not now”, to put it off until “later”.
Then…this happens, that happens, life happens. Something else demands our time and money (again). We squelch our travel dreams, postpone that long-awaited vacation…again. Sure, there will always be detours and distractions; that unexpected car repair or dental work, or maybe you just had to have that new TV? But it can be so easy to procrastinate until, perhaps, it’s too late? We always think or at least want to believe that there will be a tomorrow, “another time”…until there isn’t.
Life keeps happening… so maybe this is the time to get off your, ahem…excuses and make it happen? Unwrap and rekindle that little dream…get inspired, get away, and enjoy making that little dream come true…today!
Now, repeat after me: “Carpe diem…just DO it, and NO regrets!”
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