What if you had just one more day?
How much time have you spent worrying instead of doing something you love.
Have you ever seen the movie The Bucket List?
In the move the guy finds out he is dying and he starts doing all the things in life that he once wanted to do.
There are countless stories of people who were told they had a terminal illness and they went out and did all the things they wanted to do.
Tim McGraw wrote a song; and in the song he talked about his loved one getting the news that they were dying.
The chorus tells about all the things he started doing when he found out.
“I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing, I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu.”
What do you want to do? Run a matathon? SkyDive? Base jump? Travel to an exotic land? Go on a medical Mission Trip? Do a tough Mudder?
Why do we have to get terrible news or hit rock bottom in order to change?
Tony Robbins says
“Someone should tell us right at the start of you lives that we are dying, then we may live life to the limit. Live every minute of everyday, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.”
We must divorce ourselves of the story in our life where you say “I should change” to tell your self “I MUST change”
I am going to get personal for a second:
I use to coach college football, and when I did, I worked 70-80 hours a week for 6 straight months a year with NO off days. Literally, every day. If you know me you know that I am not afraid of hard work. But I was getting to a point where I was not living life. I was always telling my self that “One day I could do this” or telling my wife that “One day we will be able to do the things we really wanted to do when we wanted to do them”
I got tired of saying “One day”
So, after a lot of prayer I decided to stop coaching. I told my boss that I would not be back next year. The crazy, faith filled part of this whole deal was, I had not found a job yet. My Dad thought I was bonkers, but in a way, bonkers is ok when you know that God leads you and you know you are doing the right thing.
Shortly there after I was offered a job at my church. This was a great opportunity and I was super excited. The only problem was it was a $25,000 pay cut. Read that again…..$25,000 pay cut and we are the poster child for middle class America. (Jackie teaches high school part time, so take a teachers salary and cut it in half)
I knew this was the right thing and deep down I knew God was going to take care of us. 3 moths later the idea of helping people get better at life through nutrition came up and here we are 20 months later. I am doing MealFit full time and could not be happier. Spending more time with my family, doing the things I want, when I want.
3 years ago I thought I would coach football forever. My dad did, so I thought I would also. Never did I think I would own my own business. One of the hardest things I have ever done is walk away from coaching. I made good money, I liked (not loved) what I did and that’s who I was….a coach. Since leaving I have had time to stay home with my kids when they are sick, go help a friend when they are in need, pick up and take a quick trip with the family, or cook lunch for Teagen’s (my 3 year old) class.
We are all going to die.
Maybe tomorrow, maybe in 6 weeks, maybe in 6 months maybe in 60 years. No one knows.
It doesn’t matter how long you live. What matters, is how are you going to live while you are here.
Make a change today to live the life you want and quit saying “One Day”
QUESTION: What do you want to go do but have not done, because you keep saying “ONE DAY”?
Put you answer in the comments below.