Day 47: I Expect More from Myself

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.

~ Erma Bombeck

I’m with Erma Bombeck – by the time that I die, I want to know that I’ve given everything I had to achieve my dreams.  I don’t want to have regrets laying on my death bed.  I don’t want to wonder ‘what if’.  To me, this fate is worse than failing or even the actual act of death.

I hope to wake up each day with a purpose.  Every day I want to take strides toward my goals and dreams.  Every week I want to make progress.  Every month, I want to look back on the last 30 days and think, “Holy crap.  Look how much I’ve done.”  Every year I want to know that I’ve propelled myself toward what I want out of life.  That way, when death comes for me, as it comes for all of us, I won’t have to beat myself up as I let my life go.

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