I feel like I have the same conversation with different people all the time. It usually revolves around some new technology or product that I have. The same typical question/statement always comes up. They will say, “Why did you buy that? I’m going to wait until the next version comes out then I will get it. That one will be better.”
I have to laugh. First they act like I am dumb for being what they would call an “earlier adopter.” Second, of course the next generation will be better. If they aren’t trying to make an improvement they are not going to come out with the next one yet. Even so it still won’t be perfect. I have decided to not wait until things are perfect to enjoy them…I am going learn to enjoy life even with the imperfections. I decided a long time ago to be an early adopter…or maybe a better way to say this is, I decided a long time ago to live life now and not always wait until later.
Too often people are always waiting for something before they begin to live or enjoy life. If this one thing would just happen, than I will be happy. If I can just meet that one person I can begin to live the rest of my life. If I can just get enough money than I can live the life I want.
I am not saying that you shouldn’t have goals or strive for greatness in your life, but don’t wait on living until that happens. What would happen if you decided to live life today and stop waiting on something? I will tell you what would happen…you would start living life.
We can always live wishing we had done something different or hoping for something to change and be perfect, but instead of pouring our energy into regrets and hopes maybe we should pour our energy into living.
What can you do today to start living intentionally?