I turn to my side. My eyes open.
I can feel it in my body. My knees hurt, my back aches, my mind feels slow.
But I make the choice the right choice. I get out of bed.
I open the window. I look at the clouds.
I make breakfast.
I educate myself: First I read, then I write.
The clock is ticking. Its now time to leave. It is 5:25am.
Do I head to the gym? Or do I stay home and sleep a little long?
Do I accept the excuses in my head:
My body aches.
Ill go tomorrow.
I need a rest.
I take a breath -in and out.
I get up. I grab my water bottle. I place it in my bag. I walk out the door.
Today I have made the decision the decision to live my dream.
Every morning when I wake up I have an opportunity to either move forward or backward.
Its a brutal statement but its real –
You and I are going to die someday. We are closer to that death now than we have ever been in our entire lives.
Every day the clock is ticking.
I cannot afford to wait until tomorrow.
So I don’t.
Think about it. If everyday of your life you wake up and claim I will do it tomorrow then you’ll never do it because tomorrow is not now. Tomorrow is tomorrow. Tomorrow is a disease. Do not tomorrow your life away. Take action now!
Tomorrow is the easy way out. Tomorrow allows us to feel good because we can pretend like we are making progress.
Im just so busy….
Once I have enough money Ill….
I just have to figure this one thing out tomorrow and….
I cannot sit here and claim I want to be a successful person and then make choices that contradict this.
If I choose to stay in bed, sleep another hour, go to training tomorrow Then I am choosing to kill my dream.
Every single day is an opportunity to follow your dream or not follow your dream.
Some days I succeed, some days I fail. Do you know what makes the difference? Its not perfection. Its perseverance.
When I fail I admit it, I learn from it, I change from it.
Today really is the most important day of your life. The past is in the past its done with. The future well, thats still to be determined. But do you know what determines it?
Today. This moment. Right now.
There are no I dont knows , maybes, or Ill think about it. Either you do it or you dont. Your words mean nothing your behavior means everything.
So with that being said, I have a question:
Today will you follow your dream?
Craig is the founder of LifeGuider, he is dedicated to improving not only himself but also others in being more physically fit and mentally capable of handling life’s challenges. He is not your regular life coach, no fancy clothes or fast cars, just a regular “Ole Joe” who has experienced the ups and downs of life like everyone else.
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