You’re only gettin’ older.

May 4, 2009

Como estas debt punchers?! I’m going to be out of town from 05/04 through 05/08. I gots myself a business meeting to attend all week and I’m 99.9% sure the internet in the hotel we are staying in costs a pretty penny so I won’t be forking out the change for it. I am hoping that I can find a Starbucks or something that has free internet so I can keep on postin’. If I don’t have any new material this week, it means I couldn’t hunt it down. I have a great guest post lined up for tomorrow so be sure to check back then. Anyways now on to todays…

I spend a good chunk of my work day driving and there is one particular radio show I listen to where the host ends every show with the tag line “Today is the youngest you are going to be for the rest of your life, act like it.” I get warm fuzzies inside when I hear this phrase because I freakin’ love it. So simple, but so true. We all need to be reminded that tomorrow brings us one day closer to dying. We don’t know when we are gonna keel over, so we better’ make sure we enjoy today, and when tomorrow comes make sure we enjoy that day too. 

What this statement means. 

The sooner you get a jump-start on your goals and passions the better off you are going to be. Compound interest anyone?! We all know that time is our most valuable asset, and the earlier we contribute to that sweet little Roth IRA, the more money we are gonna have waiting for us when we retire.

It also means get after your goals…like right NOW! If you want to be a financial planner get yourself signed up for graduate school. If you want to be a professional “dancer” order yourself a shiny silver pole for your garage. Whatever your passion is chase it…today! Maybe you can’t afford to go to college for the degree you want, that’s fine, today you can start planning how you are gonna bring in the benjamins to pay for school, or figure out what schools you are going to apply to. There is always something that can be done and the sooner you do it the better off you are going to be.

What this statement doesn’t mean.

You better not use this statement as a lame excuse to make a stupid choice. Don’t head over to Best Buy right now and buy that 94″ plasma TV you have been drooling over, or go get yourself in to more credit card debt because you want to live today like it’s your last. Truth is, it’s probably not, you will most likely wake up tomorrow, and if you don’t then that’s really sucky. 

Tomorrow you can be one step closer to reaching your goals and fulfilling your dreams. All you have to do is be proactive about today and do something positive. Once you build momentum, you will be surprised to see how quickly things happen.  My goal is to look back 50 years from now and be confident that I did everything I could to make my life the best it possibly could have been. Yours should be too.

Go punch a squirrel in the face (I know this has nothing to do with my blog post, but seriously, how funny would it be to do that!?)

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