I was talking to one of the tenants in my office park last week and was surprised by the conversation. As I was fixing a ceiling tile in her office we started chatting about one of her favorite subjects (See Chapter 1 of my book Who’s in Charge of You?), and I found out that for years she has always wanted to visit Las Vegas.
After about ten minutes of listening to her tell me all the things she would love to do if she went to Vegas, I couldn’t help but be intrigued. Knowing she wasn’t hurting financially, I asked her a simple question. “What’s keeping you from going?” She answered me quickly and briefly, “Work.”
I looked down from my ladder and asked her a blunt and harsh question. “If you knew you were going to die in thirty days would you go?” Immediately she said, “Yes!”
Makes you think doesn’t it? I know we can’t “do it all” but what are you putting off that you would regret not doing if you only had thirty days left? Is it a call to your family member you swore off years ago? Is it that father/daughter date you’ve been promising for months? Is it that special getaway you’ve told your spouse about but never done? Remember, life can change in an instant! Enjoy it to the fullest and grab all the “amazing” you can!