“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.”
There is a lot of heartache, frustration, despair, sadness, remorse, disappointment, and regret when a life calling is missed. When a true calling is deferred to the point where you can only, with a heavy heart, sigh, stare off into the cloud of the distant past, and in a moment of reflection see yourself having taken a different path in life, the road less traveled, the one you knew you were suppose to take.
Will you be the one on the porch of the retirement home, rocking slowly, telling your fellow retirees that you could have been a contender or will you be telling them stories that can only come from a life lived without compromise? Will they be riveted as you share the tales of your life, how you never counted the cost, how you stood on the shoulders of giants and saw further, reached higher than those who came before you?
As you rock along, will your stories consist of should haves, would haves, and could haves, or will you tell them tales that can only emerge from a life on fire for something, a life where you took a stand? Will the tales you tell reveal your hold-nothing-back life, will they be stories of how you fearlessly battled fire-breathing dragons – dragons that threaten your passage when you are on the brink of doing something truly epic with your life?
Will you tell tales of slaying fire-breathing dragons – dragons that threaten your passage when you are on the brink of doing something epic with your life?
Do yourself and the world a favor:
GET IN THE GAME and shift the world, if just a little.
How will you make your one life count?