When we are young, full of dreams and schemes, seems we have all the time in the world. Mostly we do. Planning something next week, next month or even next year is just everyday conversation.
Reality though, at any age, when most people who say ‘next year’ it really means ‘never’ – a socially acceptable way to dismiss whatever the subject might be as simple procrastination rather than as something we really want to do.
Life is challenge and mostly without reward. As we get wiser those rewards which bring us most joy are often smaller and simpler. But our expectations need not decline. I think my expectations of myself and of others is growing. Part of that, I believe, because I’m thinking bigger and longer-term than I ever have. Which is a bit perverse because, no matter how long or well I live, I’ve never had less time than I do now. Never.
Bang on. What stops people in their tracks is not the change, but the fear of the unknown. I always say "every day is a new day," we just have to keep going forward and find the passion, MJ, Calgary, AB
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