“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

 – Benjamin Franklin

Whether  it’s been on your mind or never crossed your mind, there comes a time where reality about this notion of “life” and what it really is settles in and you realize that you’re saying “I wish had…” I should have…” What if I…”

Do you really want to wake up one day, perhaps when it really is too late and have regrets about all the things you might have done.  Call it the “Bucket List,” “Second Chapters,” “Life Reinventions,” they’re all a nagging reminder that living large and the journey of life can be quite extraordinary. It can be spiritual, health, career, hobby, relationships, business, skill related – anything you’ve thought of that might enhance this journey in your life.

Do you find yourself living vicariously through others –  marveling at their facebook page, reading stories of amazing ventures that others dared to take on, life changes that were a complete 360 that someone had the courage to figure out and tackle?

STOP!  Stop doing that to yourself.  It’s time to stop making excuses.  Especially now as you start to enter the “Empty Nester” phase of life.  This is the most exciting time of rediscovery in your life.  Recognize the things that have held you back for the last 20+ years and stop hiding behind them because if you ever had an excuse, now’s the time to dispel it.

Find the one thing you want to do, that you’ve dreamed of and you’re yearning to try and make it happen.  It may take ten minutes to act on it or two years to plan, save, research and go do…but just do it, for goodness sake.

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t… ” – Lucille Ball

Sure you have a laundry list of excuses and I’m here to hold the mirror up to you and bet that you can identify with at least 3-4 of these below with regards to some dream or another that you have about your one precious life.

The 10 excuses we make for not