Since my grandmother died I have been thinking a lot about life and living it to the fullest. In fact, so much so that I haven’t had the courage to type out a blog entry. My fingers have been stuck like lead feet in quicksand. So here I go with not a topic to tackle and not a thought to share. Everything I read though states you should always write even when you don’t feel the urge to write. I apologize in advance if this entry twists and curves with no boundaries or clear destination.
More and more every day I feel the urge to jump from the safety of the job ship into the vast ocean of risk. My wife and kids, although I love them dearly, continue to be the only shackles that lock me down from the jump. The sands of regret are starting to bury me. It started with my feet and is creeping ever closer to my chest. I only hope the risk ocean can free me from the heavy sand before regret buries me alive. Because life is short and the days are even shorter.
It’s hard to tell people what to confront when you yourself are not ready for the battle. But go for it, do it now… especially if you are young and have weaker chains holding you down. If you have larger chains, maybe even an elephant sized brick, you can still do it. You need to crash through the wall of fear because there is a rainbow made of gold on the other side. There will always be excuses. The older you get the more the excuses will grow, like a tapeworm feeding on your dreams. I wish I could do it for you, but I definitely can’t. I am still preparing to take the ocean sized leap myself. I will, however, share with you a short video that has helped me crawl one baby inch closer to facing the risks head on.
Hopefully that helped put things in perspective. Here’s hoping you will take that leap of faith today to minimize the regrets of tomorrow. Try, try your best to Smile Big and Dream Bigger.