It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.” – Philip Adams
Have you ever read a quote and felt like it grabbed you by the throat? For me, this happened when I read the above quote by Philip Adams.
As someone who has just turned 50 this statement rattled me to my core. It was a combined A-Ha/OMG moment!
One of the hardest things about turning 50 is realizing I am running out of time.
I know I don’t have forever. Don’t get the wrong idea, this isn’t about obsessing about death.
This is about how many big-ticket goals and dreams I want to achieve going forward (extensive travel/running my own successful profitable business/finding true love – just to name a few) and understanding the investment of time (not to mention money) that some of these goals realistically involve.
The part about sitting in front of the telly and letting life pass you by gave me a jolt.
That’s not what I want for my life yet between saving for home renovations over the last couple of months and being sick with the flu (or whatever the hell this horrid thing is) for the last four weeks, I have been watching far too much television (that’s of course when I wasn’t so sick I couldn’t even get out of bed).
Stumbling across this quote was definitely timely.
Sometimes we just have to be reminded that time is precious and that no matter how old we are we have to be brave, bold and go for what we want.
We have to get off the couch and take consistent, focused and purposeful action.
Sometimes we need to remember – we don’t have forever.
Whatever it is – start now!
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