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As a kid, I was high octane. I woke up at 5 a.m. each day, waiting for the rest of the house to wake up. Ready for adventure was my middle name. There was no limit to my energy.
I’m not sure exactly what happened between then and now, but somewhere along the way some of that boundless energy seeped out. Adventure still excites me, but I am a bit slower to chase after it.
Back then I rushed into everything without the wisdom of years, but I learned much along the way. Still, many moments were wasted on frivolous things.
If I could go back in time and tell my younger self bits of wisdom to help me through, I would say to dream bigger, reach higher, and work harder.
A new song made me think about what I might tell myself about this moment years down the road.
How can I cease this moment and make it all it can be?
Mondays are difficult to get moving. Creativity is stuck in the pudding between my ears. But each moment counts. There is so much that I can do today to chase my dreams.
Imagine you could do anything at all, reach any dream you put your heart into.
If you knew you could reach that dream, what would you do right this moment? Today?
Plot your direction today with that in mind. Think of what you would tell yourself a few years from now about this moment and act on it.
Don’t wait for regret to set in. There is only one today to be lived. Live it with all of your aspirations on your sleeve for all to see. Capture each moment with the dream in mind.
What will you do today to capture the wisdom of your older self, before today is gone?