What are you not doing because it’s too risky, too expensive, or takes too much time?
What are you not doing because you are afraid?
We all have them. Things we would love to do but talk ourselves out of doing. Or postpone until it’s too late.
I’m too old. I’m not good enough. It would take too long.
But do them we must.
Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so.”
What’s on your bucket list? What do you want to do at least once before time runs out?
Something fun? Something daring? Something you’ve always wanted to try?
Pick something and do it now. Don’t wait until the time is right. Don’t avoid doing it because it is difficult. Jim Rohn said, “There are two types of pain you will go through in life, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
It’s okay to be afraid. It’s okay if you don’t know how. You’ll figure it out. “Leap, and the net will appear,” said John Burroughs.
Start with something small if you want. Then do something bigger. Make “trying new things” a habit, until you find yourself doing great things, things you’ve always wanted to do.
Twenty years from now, look me up and tell me all about it. Tell me how your life changed because you took a chance.