Everyone should live life in two ways: as if today is your last day and be prepared for the future.
Don’t be reluctant to do certain tasks that you can overcome if they don’t go well.
For instance, if you want to travel across the country, do it.
If you want to see Beyonce perform in Las Vegas in August or attend a taping of The Oprah Winfrey show in Chicago, what are you waiting for? Cataracts, menopause, a 401(k) plan? You may not be blessed to make it to see your 50th birthday, so why not go now?
Buy your airline ticket, book your hotel and make sure you do it twice – it was my idea, so I should be the guest of honor.
Seize the day, but proceed with caution because one major slip-up can start a domino effect towards disaster.
I had a friend that loved to gamble. If gambling is your pastime then that’s your business as long as it doesn’t negatively affect me.
Even with a deepening recession, I lent this friend some money.
Understandably, when it came time to repay me, this ex-friend of mines claimed he didn’t have the money. I understand that people’s pockets are empty 75 percent of the time – at least that is what they tell to me.
One day he came into some unexpected funds, and instead of reimbursing me, he lost all of it in a poker game. Loan sharks break people’s legs for missing payments.
Luckily, I did not break his legs or anything but he did get evicted from his home soon thereafter.
Please do not gamble your life away.
Only living for the moment is very risky if you do not consider the future.