Someday I will…

Alright.

Set aside a minute right now and do this.

Grab a pen, and piece of paper, and then write down a handful of meaningful things you’ve been intending to do.

Label this list “Someday”:

Read a classic novel.
Declutter your home.
Get into shape.
Ask him/her out.
Take a road trip.
Play an instrument.
Start a business.
Join a yoga class.
Fall in love.

Now, on the back of that same sheet of paper, list every action that has occupied your last 24 hours.

Label this list “Today”:

Shopping.
Attending meetings.
Doing some important work.
Checking email.
Watching game of thrones.
Pursuing social media.
Sitting in traffic.
Hitting the snooze button.
Working late again.
Switching among useless apps.
Staring passively at a glowing screen.

Sure, many of the items on this second list are necessary or urgent.

But just because something is urgent doesn’t mean it’s worthwhile.

For most of us, “someday” is the most dangerous word we use: it grants us the illusion of future possibility without having to focus on that which is important today.

Just imagine, how different your life would be if your lists switched titles?

Or worse, what if you wait?

Years from now you will be sitting around pining for someday to arrive someday…

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