Ever since I was as child, I’ve wanted to give something a try. I’m not entirely sure why I never did, but that time has come to an end.
Let me give you a quick backstory.
As a child, I was always the entertainer. I enjoyed telling jokes. Telling stories. Doing impressions. At the end of the day, I just wanted to bring a smile to people’s face and have fun doing it.
Somewhere along the way, a good deal of all that creativity got pushed to the side, and buried deep within. Every now and then, I would spark my creativity with art or some other project.
But there has always been those one or two things that everyone just never gets around to that they’ve always wanted to do.
Today I was able to sort of cross one of those things of the bucket list.
The other day I finally ordered myself a pair of tap shoes.
I walked ever-so-excitedly down the stairs with the shoes in hand ready to tap my feet to happiness. I hadn’t even made a single tap yet and I already had a huge smile across my face.
I made a bit of noise before remembering that I needed to update the TV to play a how-to video on YouTube.
So, what was it that finally kicked me in the butt to order myself these tap shoes?
It dawned on me during one of my morning pages sessions – I refer to them as sessions because of how therapeutic they are – that I have always regretted not giving it a try.
How many times have we heard stories of someone on their deathbed talking about the things they never did rather than all the things they did do?
I don’t want to be that guy! I want to have memories to look back on. I want people to celebrate all the things I did and how it brought joy to their lives.
I want to live a life of no regrets.
So, I decided the time was now!
What is it that you’ve always wanted to do but never gave yourself permission to do? ACT ON IT!