You only get one. It’s here and then it’s gone. And yet, you push things off to tomorrow. Or you’ll say, “I’ll do that when the time is right.” You have this idea tomorrow is a given. You go to bed and you know you’re going to wake up the next day.
I know this is true, because these are the thoughts I have on a daily basis. I’m always planning the next day or even my week. I’m saving for retirement, I’m always thinking of tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong, planning for tomorrow and retirement is probably a good idea, but forgetting about today, is not.
What are you doing? Are you trying to be better? Are you trying to improve yourself?
You can plan yourself to the grave. What matters is right now.
If you’re like me, you probably have these gut instincts that say, “I should do that.” However, you tuck those things away and save them for later. It’s as if you’re saying to yourself, “I don’t have time for that right now.”
Yet, it’s these thoughts, these instincts that will drive you forward and make your life more fulfilling.
So, “What are you doing with your life?” The key word is, “doing.” Trying and failing is a part of life. Steve Jobs tried and failed numerous times over his life. In baseball you can fail 7/10 times and still be considered great. You have to understood failure is a part of the process. And this is key:
IT’S NOT A FAILURE IF YOU LEARNED SOMETHING
If you want to ride a bike, you need to go out and DO it. You can read all the manuals and watch all the tutorials on YouTube, but you won’t get anywhere until you hop on that bike and start peddling. And you’ll fail. You’ll fall, you’ll scrape your knees, you may run into a tree, but you’ll learn from that. Eventually you’ll be riding hands-free down the road while whistling at cute girls as they pass by.
You have it within yourself to do what your gut is saying. Listen to your gut, don’t tuck away the things it is saying. Start making a difference in your life. Start failing and start doing it now.
Ps. Wonder what I’m doing? Well, aside from writing this, I read a TON and take what I’ve learned and apply it to my day job as a marketing consultant in the radio industry. Some things work, some don’t, but I always test things out. I also try to connect with like-minded individuals who are trying and failing on a daily basis. If you’d like to connect with me – feel free to do so at www.twitter.com/formerly_jr.