Man waring a suit standing in an empty fieldIf you suddenly found yourself with enough money so you no longer had to work, what would you do with your time? When I ask that question to a variety of people, most answers are not exotic. People say they would do more of the following:

  • Read
  • Write
  • Hike
  • Camp
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Work in the garden
  • Exercise
  • Spend time with friends

I’ve yet to hear anyone say they would:

  • Eat more
  • Watch more television
  • Surf the internet more

The question is great because the answers always remind me that most of the things we all want for ourselves, are simple activities we can have now. Yet so many defer them until they “have enough money” or “have more time.”

I’m not sure how many of us will ever “have enough money” or “have more time.” That’s why it’s important to recognize how much we defer living, waiting for a future that may never come. What do you dream of doing one day? How can you do it now instead of waiting?

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