Perhaps you have heard the old saying, “it’s always too soon to quit, and it’s never too late to start.” Which got me thinking this week about how resolute I and we have become in the face of calamities, uncertainties, and fears that none of us could have ever imagined one year ago.
Perhaps I am just getting old(er), as I celebrated another trip around the sun earlier this month, nevertheless, time seems to be passing very quickly and a year goes by in the blink of an eye. Yes, even 2020. Sure, we all have long days, but I’m telling you the years keep slipping away.
This brings me to my point in this week’s post. All of us have dealt with some amount of difficulties and disruptions in the last year. Obviously, some much more than others, but nevertheless, none of us are immune to the changes going on around us. Some industries, cities, and people have been decimated while others have thrived.
No matter where you fall in the spectrum, you have learned to deal with disruptions and found out that you are stronger, more resilient, and more resourceful than you ever thought you were. You have learned new skills, new habits, and new levels of patience and acceptance. You have recognized perhaps how small the world really is and how much of an impact your voice and your opinions matter.
The overriding question I have for you today is are you growing? Do you have an abundance mindset? Do you have complete clarity and accountability to work on daily and achieve your biggest goals and dreams? No one is static. Either you are moving forward or you are sliding backward. If you are waiting for some event or circumstance you will only hurt yourself.
‘What can you do today to start? It might be as simple as a 2-minute prayer or meditation. Or a phone call that you’ve needed to make for far too long. Or setting aside a block of time to really reflect and consider what you want to do for and with the rest of your life. It’s never too late to start, and it’s always too soon to quit.
If you follow me at all, you know I am a student of the Bible. Whether you are or not, and whether you believe it or not isn’t my message for today. What I want you to know about it is that it covers a litany of topics that (I believe) can add peace, joy, and love to your life. Of all of the lessons, all of the teachings, and all of the prophecies in the Bible, there is one subject and one word that you cannot find. Retirement.
Even though I sold my business a year and a half ago, I refuse to say that I am retired. In fact, I like to quip when asked that I am “re-fired.” Whatever your motivation and beliefs, I believe the best thing that you can do for yourself and for the legacy that you will leave for those you leave behind is to use up every bit of energy you can until you cannot anymore. I hope on my dying day it can be said of me, “he never stopped pursuing his dreams, and he never failed to start.” How about you?
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