Thursday, November 14, 2013

Don't Bother Making a Bucket List: Do It Now

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Today is Thursday, November 14, 2013. 

One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted.  Do it now.  –Paulo Coelho

Lots of people have dreams of things they'd like to do in their lives, and whenever we put something on the back burner, it gets put into our "bucket list," whether we are aware of it or not.  Many of us have no idea we even have a bucket list, which is seen as something you don't make until you're either old or terminally ill.  By then, of course, for the vast majority of us, it's too late.

The time to do things is NOW, always now.  If not right now, then in the very near future.  If it doesn't seem like one of those things that will ever get done, or if your dream depends on winning the lottery or some similar stroke of blind luck, you may need to re-think it.  Maybe it's just a pleasant dream you've been hanging onto (and giving energy to) that you might be better off letting go.   Or maybe will discover, upon reflection, that you don't really have to level of intention you really need to have in order to manifest your idea.  Maybe it's a dream that you feel you "should" have for some reason.  (Such as "I should have written my big book by now" or "Only married people are truly happy, so if I want to be truly happy, I should find someone to marry.")  Whatever it is, if you can't see yourself actually doing it, then maybe it's time to let that go and try for other things that are still doable.  After all, if you are spending your energy hanging onto an inappropriate dream, if you let the that dream go, you should have all that energy to use for something else.

But who am I to be telling you what to do?  Of course, I'm not really talking to you.  I'm talking to myself...  :-)

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