November 10, 2020

Don't Wait For Someday

If you want an adventure, go get one.

Once while driving off the beaten path somewhere in Colorado…or maybe New Mexico…I saw a ranch entrance with its name SOMEDAY boldly displayed over the drive. The sight brought tears to my eyes. It makes me happy when people choose to do what they always dreamed of doing.

My "someday" isn't a ranch house on a big spread of land, but there are places I want to see and things I want to do. Certainly, I realize that life isn't always about instant gratification, but we need to keep watch in our lives that "someday" doesn't turn into never.

I remember talking to a friend of mine about her mother, who is now in her eighties. Her mom has started talking about doing things "one last time." Yet the unfortunate part is that the things she once dreamed of doing someday have now been relegated to never. She says things like, "I would have enjoyed visiting Australia."

In my life, I've tried to be a risk-taker…not crazy jumping-out-of-airplanes risks, but I don't think I've played it super-safe either. It's hard to be a business owner and not get comfortable with uncertainty. When I look back, I see many mistakes, but few of them are from indecision or taking the safe road. And, hey, I've learned a lot over the years.

What I see happening in my life is that I choose to continue on a particular path because I want to do the right thing, I made a commitment, or I want to be responsible. Yet, we have all heard that the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting a different result. I've learned the hard way that investing more time and more money in something that isn't working out doesn't change it!

"If you want an adventure, go get one!"

That's what a friend told my husband and me during a time when we were both bone-tired from running one local business while in the start-up phase of beginning the second one.

We were a little slow in heeding that word of advice, but now is the time. We do want an adventure. And seriously, who wants to live an ordinary life! 

I encourage you today to make your "someday" happen…right now.

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