The Saddest Words Ever Spoken Are, ‘One Day I’ll…’
ONE DAY I’ll ask out the woman I’m crazy about and we may start dating!
ONE DAY I’ll quit this lousy job and try to find one that fits what I really want to do!
ONE DAY I’ll
start getting in shape!
ONE DAY I’ll start saving money!
ONE DAY I’ll travel the country!
All that sounds great, except that….
ONE DAY when you ask that woman out, you may find someone else got there first or worse yet, that she WAS interested in you, but after she thought you weren’t interested, the attraction is gone.
ONE DAY, instead of leaving on good terms, you may get fired from that lousy job because you were so unhappy to be there that you stunk at it. Then you may have to find another job while you’re desperately trying to find the money to pay your rent.
ONE DAY, you may find that getting in shape takes years instead of a couple of months because it took you so long to get started.
ONE DAY, you may have a big engine repair, a great financial opportunity or lose your rent and you’ll desperately need those savings that you never started to build.
ONE DAY, when you’re finally retired and ready to go, you may find you’re no longer healthy enough to travel.
It would be easy to just say, “Carpe Diem! Don’t procrastinate! If it’s important, do it now” and call it an article. However, there’s a larger point that needs to be made.
There is no magical “ONE DAY” coming where all your problems will be gone or when you can finally start living life the way you’ve always dreamed. It’s easy to waste the best years of your life killing time, hoping for that magical “ONE DAY” that comes too late or never comes at all. One day, you may get that girl you want, win that trophy, and hear everyone chant your name–and then it’s done and you’re on to the next thing. Good memories can last a lifetime, but life is always a “What have you done for me lately?” business. Every accomplishment, every goal, every dream is just a stepping stone. Got it done? Next! Hit my goal? Next! Finally got my dream! Next!
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