What will you be doing at 88?
You might be thinking “will I even be alive at 88?” Assuming you make it to 88, if you are like Clara White you might be jumping out of planes! Clara White lives in Wapwallon, Pennsylvania and first jumped out of a plane on her 80th birthday! Can you imagine this? The lesson of Clara is not that you should be jumping out of planes…unless of course that is something you desire to do….the lesson is that you are never too old to do what you want to do! So whatever is in your heart to do, take the lesson from Clara…it’s not too late!
Of course there is another lesson or thing to ponder…you don’t know if you will live to be 88…so whatever is in your heart to do….DO IT NOW!
I can already hear the dialogue in your head…I don’t have the time…..I don’t have the money….I…Shut it down my friend and recognize an excuse when you see one. Life is short. Live it. You have no idea how much time you have. Here’s a quick little exercise:
1. Take 15 minutes and write down anything you can think of that you would like to have, do, or be.
2. Comb through them and find the ones that matter the most and fit your value system.
3. Invest 15 minutes per day in the pursuit of one of them.
4. Do this until this one is achieved and then pick the next one.
5. Start over.
This will eliminate the agony of regret in your life and introduce the joy of discipline.