People waste far too much of their life doing nothing.
Like, have you ever noticed how much of the day you spend sitting around? Or waiting? Or doing absolutely nothing at all?
I’m not downing doing nothing, don’t get me wrong. Sometimes, one just needs a do nothing day. But sometimes, when you look back, it seems like a large portion of your life was a do nothing day.
Scary isn’t it? Realizing that you’ve failed to chase something in your life.
Realizing that you’ve gone nowhere and done nothing.
It’s hard to realize that your life is not much more than a blip on eternity’s radar. It’s hard to accept that in order to shout into the annals of history, you need to lead a revolution or end one. Or something equally difficult.
I know one thing for certain, no one remembers the guy who spent his whole life sitting in a cube in an office somewhere.
No one remembers the guy who decided to just go with the flow and do what everyone else was doing because he didn’t want to be left out.
No one remembers that time they drove under the speed limit.
No one remembers that time that they did exactly what was expected of them and nothing more.
No one remembers mediocre people.
With this in mind, why not start today? Quit that boring old job and live life a new way.
Go out and explore, there’s plenty to do. You could write a new book or even visit the zoo.
Get in the your car and drive for the fun of it, you’ll never find new places if you stick to the known.
Stop in at that quaint little shop you’ve seen but never tried, and have a slice of their pie.
Greet and compliment strangers and watch their faces light up.
Put down your phone and ask for directions from someone you don’t know.
Stare outside of your comfort zone and take a big leap.
Push that gas pedal a little bit harder and watch your heart do the same.
Why not just travel the world? You have the money, now all you need is the ticket.
Fly to England and marvel at the food, or stay a night down under and see a Koala.
Ask that question.
When posed with an opportunity, ask your self; Why not?
That question opened doors for me.
Accept, that life doesn’t have to be what other people tell you it should be.
Life is what you make it. So make it a good one.