Originally published 10/30/2012
Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, my mind gets overwhelmingly overrun with things that I should have gotten done, things that are still one my list to get done and other things that I don’t even want to admit I want to do. This blog is one of the things that has been on each of these lists at one time or another. There are so many things I want to write about but don’t. There are so many things I want to say but don’t. And there are so many people I wish I could reach but haven’t. This morning, I realized that almost a year has gone by since I started writing here. One year. So, if I fast forward one year from today, will I be proud of the work I’ve done or will I be looking back, yet again, wishing I would’ve done more.
I think we all struggle with this to some extent. There are so many things we want to do with our lives but very few follow through and actually do them. Whether we hold ourselves back because of fear, time, money or any other made-up reason, we are still holding ourselves back. We are not allowing ourselves to achieve our own full potential. And we are the only ones to blame.
What is one thing you wanted to achieve this year? Is it something you still want to do? One year from today, how old will you be if you still don’t do these things? That number doesn’t get smaller. Our lives are ours to create in any way we wish. Start creating today. Don’t let the fears of others drown your own capable dreams. Others give up before they have even tried, but that doesn’t have to be you. Choose to be stronger than that. Let others lead small lives and argue over small things. Let others get derailed when things don’t go their way. But don’t let yourself be the one to put your dreams, goals and future in someone else’s hands, not matter who they are. Start being the person you want to be in one year, today.
What is making me smile right now: