I was listening to the motivational speaker Les Brown yesterday. He said something that really stuck with me. What would you do if you only had six months left to live? What changes would you make? Are there people you want to spend more time with, people you want to spend less time with? Would you leave that job, leave that relationship, is there someone you would ask out or tell them you love them? What needs to be ticked off your bucket-list?
When you think of only having six months to live, it seems like you have so much to do and so little time to do it. The thing is, we might not have six months to live. There is no guarantee we will be here tomorrow. There are a lot of people who were here yesterday who are not here today. So what are we waiting for? Do we really have to be told we only have six months left before we start finally living our life? Well I am telling you, we are all dying. Whatever your goals, dreams or fears are, go out there and face them! Live for every day, then live for every moment.
For the last four years I have wanted to compete in a Bikini Fitness competition. I was always afraid that if I tried I wouldn’t be able to do it and I would be a failure. I was never an A student (Except in Home Economics) and ever since my school days I have avoided anything I knew I wouldn’t be great at. Then nearly two years ago a really close friend of mine died. She was getting ready to compete. She had her bikini and her shoes. To say my heart broke is an understatement. A lot has happened since then. I have learned to live on my own. I got a job I love. I did Positive Psychology and qualified as a Life Coach. I found out who I am and what I stand for. I have become more confident and secure in myself. Six weeks ago I started my training so I can compete for the both of us. I am going to WIN for both of us. Wednesday I achieved a mini goal of mine, and that was to lift more than what I weigh. It may have only been one pound more, but it was more!! I have been the fat girl, the anorexic girl and I will be the girl that worked her butt off to compete. All that can stop me now is myself. My friend had only turned twenty-four the day before she died. She had goals, dreams, a life plan and she was going for it. Don’t assume you have all the time in the world because you will waste far too much of it. Don’t tell yourself you can’t do something. If you want it. Fight for it. If others have achieved it, then it is possible. If others have not achieved it, then who is to say you can’t be the first? There always has to be that first person. Who better than you?
You are not guaranteed tomorrow, so make today count.