“I still think I’m 40! But then I look in the mirror and I realise that unfortunately, I’m not…

Where did the last 20+ years go? I still have so much to do.”

Recently I read the following passage that was spoken almost 60 years ago from Martin Luther King Junior and it definitely resonated at a deeper level with me.

“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.”

It was part of a much longer speech and they are great words and probably they would’ve been wasted on me when I was younger. But now that I am a little older, I appreciate not just the passion and eloquence with which they were spoken, but also the meaning and absolute truth behind those words.

The clock is ticking…

It doesn’t matter what age you currently are, how clever you are, or how much money you have got, “time” is the great leveller and “time” waits for no one.

Whether it’s your personal life or your business life, what are the things that you keep putting off, procrastinating for whatever reason? How long will it be before it’s…“too late” the opportunity gone, game over!

What's stopping you…

What are the things you keep putting off and when will you make a start?

Why do you keep putting it [whatever it is] off? What resources do you need, who’s help do you need, what first step do you need to take?

I know it isn’t always easy, life isn't always fair, just turn on the TV and watch the news or open a newspaper anytime and you will see that. Life isn’t about being fair and most of us don't get all the chances we deserve.

Sometimes due to forces beyond our control, there are huge hurdles to overcome. The mere fact that you are watching this means that you have a huge head start on most of the population.

Whatever it is you want in life, make a start, expect challenges, expect your resolve to be tested. Some people give up at the first stumble, but if you want it bad enough, get up and go again and again until you succeed.

Before it’s “too late.”

Thank you for watching…

Have a great week! 

One response to “I still think I’m 40 but unfortunately…”

  1. Julia Provost says:

    absolutely love this one!!! Who needs you today? who do we need to show up for? time marches on and too many of us are putting off things that will really move the needle and make a difference. Unless you have clarity of “purpose” – what we are putting off…unless we realize the “fierce urgency of NOW” we will miss the opportunity to be legendary!!!

    love your work Antony!!!

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