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What Do You Want To Do?

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

April 3, 2009

What is it that you know in your heart you will do, but you haven’t done it yet?   

Thirteen years ago I had a brain tumor operation.  From the moment I received the diagnosis I started journaling.  I began journaling for three reasons:

1.  I didn’t want to forget anything that was happening to me,

2.  I didn’t want to repeat what was happening to me over and over to people,

3.  If I survived, I knew someday I was going to write a book about my experience.


Afterwards, I took a writing class and the instructor helped me begin to transform the journal entries into a real story.  I worked on it.  Then I let it sit.  Then I worked on it.  Then I let it sit.  I joined Toastmasters, a communication and leadership organization and surprisingly, I fell in love with speaking and communicating my ideas in my own way.  Then the time came when I knew that everything had come together.  It was time for me to finish the book, so I worked on it for a whole year.   


Have you ever promised yourself that you would visit an old friend or relative, but you never got around to it and then they passed away?  You silently said to yourself, “I always thought I would see him or her again.”


I didn’t want my dream of finishing my book to pass away and end up saying to my self, “I always thought I would finish that book.” 


What is it that you want to do?  What is it that you know you are going to do someday?  Here is the revelation.  You have to go to that day.  It doesn’t come to you.  Start now.  Climb a mountain.  Run a marathon.  Write a book.


 “Internal Vision – A Ten-Day Journey to True Happiness” will be out April 10, 2009.  Yeah!