Are you working, working, working? When was the last time you had fun, felt joy and had the light on in your eyes? Do you plan to do that someday—maybe when you retire or have more time and money? What if that doesn’t happen?
My advice to you is to invest the time right now to figure out what matters and how to carve out time for that in the midst of a busy life.
Two years ago, I took my business on the road for a Year by the Water. It was a marvelous experience, but it wasn’t the places I visited that stood out, it was the people I met. In particular, the people who told me, “Someday I’m going to do something like that.”
The thing is, as my dad and millions like him have discovered the hard way, someday is not a day in the week. As Paulo Coelho says, “One day you’re going to wake up and there won’t be any time left to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. One day or Day One. You decide.”
When I speak at events such as the upcoming Women’s Wellness Experience at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, I hope to encourage people to see that this is Day One of the rest of their lives.
I hope the adventures and insights you’ll hear inspire you to realize that today is the only day you have for sure, and that you choose to live accordingly. I hope you’re inspired to act on what you read so you stop waiting and start creating the quality of life you want, need and deserve now, not later.
Sam Horn is a nationally recognized speaker and author, and the keynote speaker at the Women’s Wellness Experience at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on Saturday, Sept. 22. See LutheranWomensWellness.org for more details and to register.