My question this month is; Why Wait
“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.” - Les Brown
The most important reason why you should start enjoying life now is your age. Your body, your health, your mind will not be the same as it is now when you are 70 or 80. You may be limited physically (and being fit is not a cure for aging). Be happy now with the things you are able to do and the places you can go to. Don’t wait until your body can’t.
4. Traveling with family helps create memories that are more important than any amount of savings. Share life experiences and defining moments early. It is always fond to look back at these treasures.
Set the pace. Work always comes with deadlines and loads of pressure but make sure that you are the one who sets the pace. Do not be dragged into the never-ending rat race that you fail to enjoy your own life.
What can be easily done at 40 is so challenging at 65. Even if there are stories of people who have done amazing things after they retire, that is more the exception than the norm. Some older people are less willing to endure challenges and hassles in life.
If you are looking at improving your health when you are retired, then it may be too late. You may think that you don’t have time to exercise now or you will just eat healthy when you are older and you do not have to worry about anything else. But work and stress do take its toll on the body and you may acquire illnesses even before you retire. Living a healthy lifestyle now will keep you healthy for retirement.
."Retirement is a time to make the inner journey and come face to face with your flaws, failures, prejudices, and all the factors that generate thoughts of unhappiness. Retirement is not a time to sleep, but a time to awaken to the beauty of the world around you and the joy that comes when you cast out all the negative elements that cause confusion and turmoil in your mind and allow serenity to prevail." — Howard Salzman
Remember there are only seven days in a week and One Day isn’t one of them!
Michael D Thomas