I once heard a message by my pastor and good friend, Pete Wilson, on the danger of using the word “someday” too much. It really struck a chord with me. If you use the word “someday” often when you’re talking about your future plans, those plans probably will stay just dreams; they’ll never happen. How often have you said these things?
“Someday I’ll take more time off.”
“Someday I’ll start jogging.”
“Someday I’ll pray more.”
“Someday I’ll say I’m sorry.”
“Someday I’ll give more.”
“Someday I’ll save more money.”
“Someday I’ll follow my dreams.”
“Someday I’ll stop drinking.”
“Someday I’ll eat better.”
“Someday I’ll be a better parent.”
“Someday I’ll be a better spouse.”
“Someday I’ll be the person I know I can be.”
Most of the time, “somedays” never come. They stay out just ahead of us in the future. We become comfortable with saying, “someday.” It’s easier to say it than it is to do what you know you should.
Don’t let “someday” rule your life. Don’t let it become the norm. Fight the urge to say it over and over. Figure out how to turn “someday I’ll…” into “Today I’m…” Stop thinking that a better life is always in the future. You can take your first steps to your changing your life today. All it takes is movement forward. You don’t have to do it all in one fail swoop – just take one step. Once you do, you’ll begin to feel the momentum. The more steps you take, the clearer your path will become. The difference between “someday” being a dream and a reality is action.
You have the choice. Make today the day your “somedays” start to happen.
What’s your biggest “someday” and what’s the one step you can take today to move toward making it reality?
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