Stop Waiting! Start Chasing your dreams!
The New Year signals new beginnings. From calendars to resolutions, our mindset is one of starting afresh. We have a blank slate if you will…and there is something both comforting and intimidating about that. Comforting knowing that you can put the past behind you – learn from your mistakes and begin again. Intimidating also perhaps because the new year is a blank page, and you are now challenged to fill it with worthwhile pursuits.
Through my life, I have found that pursuing those things – dreams, ideas, goals that truly interest you, and make you excited to face each day is what makes life worth living. So often we postpone pursuing what we really desire, thinking the time is not right. We need more money, more training, or freedom from our current responsibilities. I call it “Waiting for Godot,” after the play by Samuel Beckett. It is an inspiring piece of literature that encourages us to go for it (whatever that is for you), instead of allowing yourself to be held back because you have to wait for a certain thing to happen before you move forward.
We have one life to live, and we should make it the best we can. So, don’t forget your serious responsibilities such as paying your bills, taking care of your family, and doing the best you can at your place of employment. At the same time, let this new year be a launching point for creating your best life – one that you enjoy, and appreciate once you reach your golden years.
In 2018, Savor Your Journey and it will be a life well-lived.