Movement is how you go from dreaming about it to living it. It is a great and wonderful thing to dream impossible dreams and to plan to reach the stars. Sometimes our dreams are what makes life worth living. If we want to go beyond just living and to thrive, we need more. We need to move. Movement is life for dreams and plans.
There is no “Someday” on the calendar, today is the time to take action now.
Everyone knows that milk had an expiration date. What many people do not realize is that dreams, plans, and smart goals also have a shelf life. Let’s start with an easy example to illustrate the point. What if you wake up on a snowy winter day and decide to have a snowball fight with your children as a way of enjoying the three feet of snow in your backyard? If you do nothing after making that decision, days will pass, the snow will melt and you will soon be complaining about the sweltering summer heat. If you do not take action now, often the time to act and the opportunity will pass you by. Movement is life and helps us enjoy life.
When you take action now, you are more likely to do the right thing at the right time. Today is a great day to start planning for actual days instead of pretend days like Oneday and Someday. It is good to make grand plans for the future. It is something we should all do. We need to plan for actual days so that we have a push for movement. When you do, don’t say “one day I am going to retire and live in Kenya.” Instead say, “In April of 2025 I am going to retire and live in Kenya.” The first statement is a dream, perhaps a fantasy that no one expects to actually happen. The second statement sounds like the beginning of a smart plan that could actually happen. The second statement is something that could actually take place.
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Movement is life. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what are you going to add movement and life to in your world?