Why now is the the time
Don't wait, Don't wait, Don't wait.
Just a very short note for you today on something that’s been front and center in my mind recently.
My dad died on Easter Sunday 8 years ago.
He was only 64. It was sudden and unexpected.
Unfortunately, given the nature of his death, I didn't get to say things I'd always assumed I'd have time to say.
Or do things I'd always assumed I'd have time to do.
Like tell him just how much I appreciated what a great dad he had been.
Or play Pebble Beach Golf Course with him.
Or record a conversation with him about his childhood and his memories of our young family.
I assumed there'd be time. I was wrong.
But this is not a sad post. This is a practical one.
One that's meant to inspire some action - for you and for me.
After reading this, I challenge you to take some action.
To do or plan some of those things that you think you've got plenty of time for - but maybe you don't.
• To tell someone you love them. Or that you forgive them. Or that you're sorry.
• To tell someone how much you appreciate them. And how much they've meant to you.
• To ask someone to tell you about a time when they were young (and maybe even to record that conversation - I can't tell you how much I would value listening to a conversation between me and my dad right now).
Whatever it is you think you'd regret not doing, take action to get it done - TODAY.
Life is ephemeral. The people we love are here for a shorter time than we recognize.
So take some action. I promise you won't regret it.
This idea of not waiting. Of taking action today… has been on my mind a lot lately.
And it’s not just me. Here are a few posts on social media that really encompass this spirit of taking action now - in our personal lives, in our careers, and in our relationships.
That’s it. I told you it was a short note today. I will be back next week. I am so fired up for the next 6 weeks. I have 3 awesome podcasts (and related newsletters) coming your way that I am so excited to share with you.
In the meantime, hope you get a chance to enjoy some time with your family this weekend and take some action—whatever that means for you.