It’s Friday and I’m in the exact same spot I’ve been during this time for the last 5 years. At least it’s not Monday right? I tell myself every Monday that ONE DAY I will no longer hate Mondays LOL If you’re a striving entrepreneur you totally know what I mean 🙂 We all, well most anyway… stare at the clock at work, wondering will this day ever end. It eventually does. Just like any other day right? We can control how we feel as the day goes on, but time is uncontrollable. We must put in our hours if we want those new pair of shoes along with paying the cable bill. We rather be comfortable than be uncomfortable.
Quite a bit has happened these past few weeks. The supreme court, DOMA in the flesh. A 24 year died of cancer because life is short. What does this mean for me? Well, it means even though I’m stuck where I’m at, time changes no matter what. We’re not able to stop it, freeze it, nada. Things happen every minute, second of the day. People’s lives are changed forever when one decision is made. Even when you blink, as soon as there is sight, something has changed. Life and death situations. Endings and beginnings. Time waits for no one. Life really is short.
With this being said, I’m thinking about some of the things I want to do. To name a few; mountain climbing, sky diving, scuba diving, travel the world. The list kinda goes on 🙂 What stops me from doing these things? Money and time. Do you find these two things a problem as well? Yeah it sucks. I guess I will have to start small. Start doing the not so expensive things that require only a day or two. I still have to sit my butt for 8 hours, 5 days a week at work.
First up, mountain or rock climbing. I was able to find a site in San Francisco that catered to newbies. There are instructors that go along with you so that means I shouldn’t be falling off any cliffs. From what I can see a group of people go. Looks like friends and couples. unfortunately for me, I personally don’t know anyone who likes to do the things I do. So…I will have to do it alone. Fear <<< that’s probably what stops me from just doing it. It’s not expensive and it’s only a day event. It’s being out there on my own. I mean I’m a pretty independent person. But even with the strongest people, they still have fears.
I dream of traveling the world. Go on volunteering trips. But I’m scared as shit. Who knows what can happen in a third world country. Heck, who knows what can happen to me here in the states. I’ve come to the point to where I have to face my fears. Anything can happen to me at anything time. No matter where I’m at. I ask myself, do I want to live a life of regrets out of fear? HECK NO. Life is uncontrollable. There are no guarantees. Most people don’t live the life of their dreams because they’re scared. In order to, we must be fierce and look fear in the face and conquer it. If you or I don’t do it, we’ll be forced to just exist. With not much meaning at all. We’ll live like the majority. Follow the status quo. Wait to travel the world at the age of 75 if you’re lucky enough too. Bust your ass for 50 years and wait for the prize at the end. When we’re 70, we’re old. What on earth can you really do? You’re physical body will be limited. That’s a fact. Why would we not enjoy the experiences of life to the fullest extent when we’re healthy and strong? Not saying that if you’re older you can’t go rock climbing because you can. But don’t you wish you did it sooner?
Smile NOW, not later. Make sense?
There’s nothing wrong with doing something you don’t like in order to get to the place you love. Everything is a process just like life is a journey. I sit here now, not happy with what I’m doing. But I’m in the process, working things out…and I know eventually, I’ll be at that place. Loving Monday’s. I remind myself while in the process, live. I must do whatever necessary to enjoy life now. Life is pretty uncontrollable in the sense that we cannot control time or when we die. We can just choose to live life to the fullest. A cliché yes. Sometimes hard to do, yes. But try.
I’m on my way. A striving entrepreneur choosing to explore, travel and definitely walk on the sandy beaches all over the world. Of course, always with a purpose 🙂