Go On Have A Go
It’s been said well over a thousand times!
Life is too short
Life is what you make it
You only get one life
Apologies to my buddhist readers on the last one, but you get what I’m saying.
We’re here not to have fear.
No way dude. Life is to be enjoyed. And embraced. And appreciated. And gotten on with! It’s a wonderful thing. Whether you are seven or seventy. A single mum or retired guy. Living in Belgium or Barbados.
The past is passed
Hell look! Gonna be honest with you here. The past is over. Gone. Kaput. Behind you now. Whatever happened there; good, bad, awful, stunning. Keep it there. Look ahead. To the future. You can’t change the past but you can let it change you. Don’t do that. Wipe the slate clean because life really is too short. For staying stuck, or lonely, or angry, or any one of a hundred other things that stop you moving on and having a real blast. Even great moments that you don’t want to release or forget. I get you. Understand completely. But, there’s always sun on the horizon….
Better times call and they promise much. You wanna join us there? The fun folk
Got a wish?
What’s your wish? What would you love to pursue or do? What’s always on your mind? What’s never gone away even if it’s being saved for a rainy day? That wish isn’t a fairytale dream that requires a wave of a magic wand. A wish means something you have a longing or desire for or a real life aspiration. It’s not the stuff of legend or fantasy that rarely comes about. Wishes are wants waiting to be awakened, tried and attempted. Simple, everyday personal ambitions or objectives. Nothing over grand (though the odd one is OK too) or world shattering. You don’t have to go to the moon or discover a long lost tribe. No way!
Wishes can be:
To learn a musical instrument or sing in a choir
Speak fluent French and live in the Dordogne
Buy a small boat and sail around Europe
Write a book, song or play
Race classic cars or breed buffaloes
Paint angels, fairies or spirit guides in vivid colour
So, let me ask you again. What’s your wish? Declare it now. Name it. Accept it. Dust it off and bring it to life. Be honest with yourself. Unlock it and make it all shiny and new. Maybe your true calling is calling?
Have a go
In reality nothing is stopping you. Bar your long list of feeble excuses which we will bin if that’s alright with you? Good. Because time and tide don’t wait. As world ice hockey star, Wayne Gretzky said,
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
It’s time to get out of the stands and onto the pitch. Leave the back of the queue and go to the front. Stop being one of the cooks spoiling the broth. No longer a has-been but a will-be. Or prevented from happy bunny status. A can-do candidate awaits. Remember that wish? Well….
Go on, give it a go!
What’s there to gain not to lose?
How long have you waited?
How brilliant is it going to be? How fabulous to do?
So, what’s it going to be? When are you going to start?
Life is ticking away. It’s too short and getting shorter. You get one life so now is the time to follow your North Star. Answer a long held ambition. Put the ‘I’ in passion and the ‘me’ in memorable. Skydive your way to excitement. Or bake yourself towards happiness. Maybe even rent a chateau for a gateau one summer. Or simply give something a jolly good whirl because chances are it will be the making of you. You are the author of your life. Go on, give it a go!
What would you love to give a go? What’s been long in your mind to try? Or what have you done that you’ve never looked back from? Drop me a comment and let me know.
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