I heard this quote today on an MJ Durkin training CD in my mobile university (a.k.a. my car) and it really stuck with me. It’s true – we only have one life, as we know it, to live, and we owe it to ourselves to live it in the best way we can.
-Do you have a bucket list?
-Are you knocking things off it?
-Or are you stuck in the perpetual hamster wheel that many of us call life? -How are you going to show up better for the rest of this year?
-What are some slight changes you can make to move toward living your dreams?
I turned 40 this year and with that I underwent serious life transformative thought processes coupled with advice from a brilliant business/life coach who made me take a serious look at myself and who I wanted to be. If you’ve never been coached- I highly advocate it! Even if you’re not sure what you’ll get out of it- as long as you have a driving desire to change your life- a good coach can be a great partner to initiate this process! As a result four months in– I have such incredible opportunities being presented to me– all while giving me ultimate control over whether I will or not accept these opportunities. That’s an amazing place to be let me just tell you!
And this is all because I refused to accept status quo! Because I believed I was supposed to do more than walk the treadmill of life one foot in front of the other. I’m supposed to jump, dance, skip, hop off and even dive off this treadmill because that’s where life truly begins! Yes it’s true–
life really does begin at the end of your comfort zone!
I invite you to step a pinkie toe into this water– you’ll find it that while it feels cold and even chilling at first- you do get used to it– and the slight discomfort is replaced by boundless joy from life-changing opportunities – all because you made the choice to venture off your beaten path!
Go ahead and do what you really love to do! Do nothing else! You have so little time. How can you think of wasting a moment doing something for a living you don’t like to do? What kind of a living is that? That is not a living, that is a dying! – Neale Donald Walsch
Change is Good! Embrace It.
2 thoughts on “You’re not getting out of this life alive”
Thanks again Dave! It takes 21 days to form a habit and it’s easy to get started when you do just a little bit of something. I’ve used the quote ‘the ocean is made up of drops’ as a mantra during the final mile of a 1/2 marathon to remind myself that it’s just one foot in front of the other. And then you’ll get there! The only way to truly fail is to quit!
Inspiring words to begin the day. I think that you are so right about sticking that pinkie toe in the water. Just get rolling in the right direction and the next step becomes a little easier until you are not tip-toeing, but rather galloping towards your dreams. Thanks for the great reminder and wonderful post! 😉