Thursday, June 5, 2014

The List....

Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.

This is the only life you get. There are no do-overs, no going back, no second chances. I truly believe we should make each and every day count. I’m not saying cram as much stuff into one day as humanly possible. I’m saying enjoy each moment of the day as much as you can.

Even if work sucks, your husband hasn’t fixed that faucet that’s been leaking for three weeks, your baby is teething, your best friend volunteered you to help out with the latest PTA fundraiser, look at the big picture. Are you letting all those little stressful things control your life and your attitude?

Years from now, you’ll look back on your life. Do you want to be 70 years old and begin to wonder what if?

Make a list of all your dreams and goals. The wildest things you can possibly think of. It can be anything from wanting to visit the Great Wall, to going back to college, to writing that great American novel. Write it all down.

Now imagine you’re 70 years old and you’re making a list of all the things you didn’t do, either you were too busy, too tired, or too scared to take the chance. How many of those things that you didn’t do will you regret not doing?

Now look at the list you just made. What is the one thing, that one thing you know in your heart you’ll regret not doing years from now? Does it scare the hell out of you? If it doesn’t, you’re not dreaming big enough. If it does make your tummy a little uneasy then you’re on the right track and you’re next question should be why not?

Why not give it a shot? Why not start saving for that dream trip, dream house, dream education, dream career. Why not start working today to make those dreams come true. Even if you fail, at least you’ll know you tried.

That’s the secret between a happy person and a not-so-happy person. The happy person is at least trying to reach a goal, facing fear head on and trying to make a dream come true. The unhappy people are the ones too afraid to try.

Fear is okay. Fear is good. Use it to motivate you.

Until the fear of remaining the same outweighs the fear of change, then nothing in your life will ever change. It will always remain the same.

I say look fear straight in the eye and laugh at it! Then go for it!

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