You see a missed call and tell yourself “I’d call them right back” or Someone comes to mind for you to call and you tell yourself – “I really should call this person but later”
But then you push it off…maybe I’d call in the evening.. And then evening comes and you push it one hour away.. Then a day passes, and two days and it becomes too late to return the call
How many times has this happened to you? Me – A lot.
Most of us humans find very logical reasons to wait or procrastinate on the most things.
These are not even new things that would be hard to accomplish but things that would take little or no time to do.
What we don’t realize is that by doing this, we teach ourselves how not to trust ourselves and follow-through
We love to wait to do the things that really matter to us and for what reason?
We just wait and make lots of “logical” right – sounding excuses to avoid doing the very important things that really matter
All these waiting as if we have all the time in the world.
But do we? Do you?
If there’s one certainty about life it is this – Our time on earth is limited.
There is no “right” time to do anything but we can do the right things at anytime
We know how much we have in our account and this is a major cause of happiness or anguish for most of us,
If we had something to tell us how much time we had on earth, maybe a wristwatch that showed how long we had to live, maybe we would stop waiting to do the truly important things in life.
One thing for sure is, In our final moments, we would hate the fact “we waited longer” or “stayed angry longer” or that “we played it safe”
It’s been reported that as we age, we don’t regret things we do, it is the ones we did not do that chews at us – that is where our greatest regrets come from
Why wait till you have no time left before saying uplifting and freeing words like “I’m Sorry”, “I forgive you”, “I love you”…
Why wait till you or the other person who you care about is not there to appreciate those words?
Why wait when you can say those words right now when you can make those calls right now when you can do those things right now.. Why wait?
We should appreciate the people we love not just with words but actions – instead of distracting ourselves with everyday worries that are beyond our control.
We can be brave in expressing our thoughts and feelings instead of over-analyzing and talking ourselves out of making those life changing decisions.
Decide what truly matters to you now, while you have the chance to honor it.
Now is our chance to live, laugh, and love. Now is the only moment to be compassionate, thoughtful, understanding, forgiving, and kind to people we love and cherish.
If you are new to this, it can sound terrifying as it would require humility. But you owe it to yourself.
We owe it to ourselves to say and do the things that we have been meaning to say.
Our time is limited – What are you waiting for?