Today is the only day I have to work on
my dreams. If I donít work on them every day, they will never happen.
Each day is a new chance to be all that I can be and do all that I can
do. What I do today is important, because I am trading a day of my life
for it. Time is my most important non-renewable resource, and when time
passes, itís gone forever.
When I waste my time, I waste my life. My seconds, minutes, and hours
are the measure of my existence. The scales of life are always in
balance. I always get back exactly what I give. If I work for only one
hour on my goals, life gives me back one hour of dreams and nothing
more. Whatever bargain I strike with life, it willingly pays.
When my time is gone, my life is over. Today is the only day, and now
is the only time that I can make my dreams come true. There is no
reason to wait. Today my life will count for something good.
If I wait until everything is perfect, and I know exactly what I'm
doing, I will never live my dreams.
I can think of dozens of reasons why now isn't a good time to spread my
wings and fly.
I need more experience before I get started. I need to be older and
more mature before I launch out. I need to be stronger to have the
ability to endure and persevere. I need to get permission from my
parents, my boss, the government, and God. I need to wait until
tomorrow or next week when I am better prepared. I need to wait until
conditions are more favorable before I spread my wings and fly.
All of those things may be true, but if I accept them as reality, I may
as well say good-bye to my dreams. They will not happen.
But I'm not going to listen to the voice of limitation and fear.
I've already spread my wings, and I'm soaring on the updrafts of God's
love. I'm not waiting until I'm older; I've given myself permission to
live my dreams now, and I'll get the experience I need along the way.
LIVING MY DREAMS NOW
For more than fifteen years, I have had Land Rover Dreams. The first
time I saw a fully loaded, expeditionary equipped Defender driving in
the sand, I was hooked on Land Rovers.
So far, I have owned five Defenders, and I still have two that are ready
for action - ready to live my dreams.
I had my first three Defenders in Saudi Arabia. I customized them for
expeditionary travel with full length roof racks, long range fuel tanks,
and two spare tires. These awesome vehicles took us out in the desert
nearly every weekend eight months out of the year. We camped in the
desert between sixty and ninety nights annually using our Defenders.
Now I'm down to two Defenders. One is parked in New Zealand and the
other in Australia. They have roof racks, two spare tires, a complete
set of spare parts, and they are ready to go. One day I want to load
them into a container and ship them to Africa for a driving trip around
Now is the hard part - the waiting. Everyday I ask myself when I should
start living my dreams. I already know the answer. I should do it now.
But it's not as easy as that. I also have other dreams I'm working on.
I have websites to build, podcasts to create, DVD's to distribute, books
to publish, and a positive web ring to promote. I also have a day job
that requires forty hours per week.
I've got too many dreams and not enough time. I've got enough dreams to
last three lifetimes.
To every dream, there's a time and a place, and right now my Land Rover
Dreams aren't at the top of my list. I've got other dreams that demand
my full attention, and that's ok. As long as I am living at least one
of my dreams, my life is worth living.