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I don’t know if I’m going through a mid life crisis, or if I’m finally waking up. But I’ve got this reoccurring thought running through my head these days.
“You only live once!”
What a depressing thought to have everyday! And it may or may not even be a true statement!
However, one thing is for certain, I am aging and this enlightenment or realization or whatever you want to call it, has given me a kick in the butt, because it’s pushing me towards setting new goals and ambitions rather than falling into complacency and routine.
At the same time, this lack of satisfaction in what I’m doing now, has basically destroyed my new year’s resolution, which you can read ‘here‘.
It’s not easy looking at yourself from an outside perspective and asking, “If you only had one life to live, is this how you’d like to live it?”
But what’s even more difficult is doing something about it.
I don’t want to fall into a controlled path towards retirement. As a teacher I preach improvement and that’s exactly what I need to do.
A lot of people like to say they have no regrets.
I’m not sure how that’s possible. Perhaps they’re just extremely stubborn.
I have regrets. I have tons of them! Saying that I don’t have regrets is like saying that I’ve done everything perfectly.
I’ve made some massive mistakes in my life!
However, my hand is what it is, and I now have to make the most of it.
I can pull the wool over my eyes by limiting my expectations of what I can accomplish in this world, or I can expand my ambitions.
And the things that I want to accomplish are miles away from my reality. But it seems like it’s now or never to start taking the steps towards getting there.
At the same time, if I spend my days obsessing over what I haven’t accomplished, or the future, I’ll never truly enjoy the moment that I’m in.
Oh, what a tricky scenario…
Thanks for listening to my ramblings.
Am I alone in this struggle?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.