Why is it when we are kids we play until we fall asleep and then wake up ready to tackle the new day. We don’t think about the obstacles we just do it. Then as we age the freedom we had as children is gone and we let obstacles get in the way.
I have goals and dreams and I let things get in the way, I make excuses. It is a new year and that means a new beginning. Bust up the obstacles and push forward. Life is too short to wait for tomorrow to start really living. For me one of the biggest obstacle is my job, the stress and time it takes away from my family, health and writing. I need my job to pay the bills. One of my fears is that once I do become a published author will my writing turn into the same type of obstacle?
I need to not let my job shape my life and how I react to things. I can’t let the stress influence my eating habits or exercise habits or what I do when I get home. I need to change my reaction because the day job is needed and not going away. The only thing I have control over is how I respond. I have choices and I do chose the job, I have to support my family until my writing can take over. It is a good job with a great company the pressure I feel is more about me then the company. I don’t have to be prefect and it’s okay if things go wrong. The world doesn’t come to an end and I haven’t been fired yet and eating that cheeseburger didn’t solve the problems and in the end it made me feel bad about myself. I chose to change and live life to the fullest and make my dreams happen.
I am 41 and in February I am going to be 42. I kicked off my forties wanting to make changes and instead I have let obstacles stop me. No more, I need to bust them up and just do it. Life is short and if you don’t live to your fullest you are wasting time. We only get the time that we have and we need to make the most of it.
So here is to changes and that way when I turn 50 in 8 years and 1 month and 19+days, I should be adding new goals and dreams not rehashing the ones that I had at 40. So I will focus on not making excuses and bust up those obstacles because most of them are in my head.
How are you living to your fullest? What obstacles or excuses get in your way.