Those words from Nike’s ad campaign are really great words to live by. Don’t be afraid to try something new, or to re-try something old (if you think it warrants a second shot). Life is short, and life is loooong. Short if the various aspects of your life (personal, career, and spiritual to name a few) are fulfilling, and very long if they’re not. It’s amazing how time flies when you’re enjoying yourself, even if you’re at work. But if your life is spent around people who suck the joy of living right out of you (or doing things that suck the joy out of you), then the days/weeks/months can seem stagnant. Life is too short to remain stuck in that rut!
Make the most out of your days. Aim to be fulfilled. Take some time to figure out your likes and dislikes, things that interest you, and things that are important to you. Once you identify those things, it’s a lot easier to get – or stay – on that path toward being fulfilled in all aspects of your life. Even if it takes awhile to figure out those fulfilling things, or even if the path twists and winds and changes direction, there is something calming and satisfying about just being on the path.
So just do it. Take that time for yourself. Plan for it in your busy life, if you have to. Make it a priority, if you need and want to. Let me know if you need some encouraging words and I’ll help you out to the best of my abilities!
Ok, that’s it for the speechy-preachy part of this post.
I’ll wrap up by saying that I’m committing (again!) to writing more frequently and regularly. It’s part of my “practice” like practicing a musical instrument, dance moves, or going to rowing practice. Can’t slack off or I’ll get rusty. And who wants to be a rusty writer?