I read something the other day by Dr. Harley Rotbart, author of “No Regrets Parenting”. He stated that from the time a baby is born until they turn 18, there are only 940 Saturdays in that time span. Nine. Hundred. Forty. Wow!
The obvious realization is that we need to make time for our families and make those minutes count, as life passes by too quickly. But what about in relation to health and wellness? For every minute – or “Saturday” – that we put off taking an action toward wellness in body, mind, and spirit, it’s one day LESS that’s available to act on reaching these goals. And if we’re not wise, intentional, and good stewards, we’ll have spent more days wasting the precious time available than we have days remaining to accomplish them.
And instead of feeling defeated, that energizes me! It makes me not want to waste another day saying, “I’ll start tomorrow” but instead, “Doggone it, do it TODAY!” before I dwindle down to even less days left to accomplish what I want! This ship is mine to steer. I can steer it into the craggy coastline or out to the beautiful seas. If you feel overwhelmed by the idea of “time and goals”, think of simply ONE action that will lead to a goal and do that TODAY. And then tomorrow. And then the next. When you get comfortable with that, start another action step that will lead to your goal. Benjamin Franklin had it right after all … “Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today.”