Live Now

tara1By Tara Dimick,

My husband, Braden, took up motocross this year. Now let’s be real. He’s not old, but he’s no young pup either. And yes, I’ll admit this could be a mid-life crisis, but I can’t help but be inspired by his willingness to do something he loves and something that fills him up (even though most everyone thinks he has lost his mind).

With a world full of technology and general busyness, it is rare for us to even have a clue as to what we really enjoy doing. And in that rare instance that something actually pops up on our interest radar, we have become experts at saying “NO” or finding excuses for why we can’t do it.

But why? Why are we living half lives? Why are we satisfied with average when great is not out of reach?

I k13002590_10207980528344206_8472058856009528860_onow. You are probably asking yourself why the publisher of a business magazine is telling you to stop focusing on work. Well, it’s simple, my husband is happier at work because he is filled up. He’s full of stories that help him build relationships and make people laugh (see picture). And he’s excited to be here, right now, experiencing life and not waiting until retirement to start having fun.

Every one of us has something that fills us up. What fills you up? Why are you saying “NO” to? What’s keeping you from your dreams?

I’m going to have to give this “living now” thing a try, but I promise you won’t see me on a motocross bike.