Recently I’ve come to a crossroads in my life. Realizing I am more than half way through my life at 51 and sick to death of living under the crushing weight of fear and uncertainty, I’ve decided to change. Change how I look at things. Change how I deal with challenges.
No longer will I over-analyze every decision I need to make. My new motto is: It is what it is. Life is too short and way too complicated to live in the what-ifs. Sure, there are going to be times I’ll still resort to old habits, but I can stop and think without belittling myself for giving in to fear. We are all guilty of that, I believe, the giving in to fear. No one wants to fail. No one wants that to be their legacy. No one wants mourners at their funeral to say, “What a nice guy he was, but what a failure!”
I need to suck it up and understand that failure is achieved only when we stop trying. In all areas of my life I need to apply this concept. Easily written about but not so easy to implement. So, with a deep, steadying breath, I forge ahead. There are so many things I want to do. I’ll try to do them, and some I won’t be very good at(like Zumba), others I will probably not waste too much time over(like trying to learn a foreign language at this stage in my life), and others I’ll love(like writing for a living).
How about you? What are your goals or dreams?