Have you ever noticed how easy it is to invent an obstacle or an excuse… if you really want one?
I was struck by this thought as I welcomed people to my YES bash last weekend. A client came up to me and said, “Susan, I just closed on a house today. I’m supposed to be moving, but I couldn’t miss this event for the world! I’ll move on Sunday!”
It would have been so easy for her to say, “Susan, I’m closing on a house, I’m sorry I can’t make it.”
She easily could have canceled, blamed unfortunate timing, and no one would have questioned her. But she didn’t! She was there, amidst all her life’s chaos, because she wouldn’t miss it for the world. That, my friends, is a dedication to your desires.
And when you don’t want to do something, almost anything can transform into an excuse, an obstacle, or a reason not to.
Listen, it’s always hectic to get out of town. Every moment of our lives seems to be filled with duties and responsibilities.
Life will always be “life-ing.”
Sure, you could just sit at home, amidst the chaos and clutter, and wait for things to settle down.
But, honestly, when does that ever happen? When is it ever the right time to get away?
The answer is… never. So, let me give you a little nudge: book that flight, get on that plane, and set off on an adventure.
Believe me, once you’re there, you’ll be glowing with joy and delight, whispering to yourself, “I’m so glad I did this.”
When we have a deep desire for something, no obstacle can stand in our way.
But when we’re not all that interested, even a raindrop can look like a storm, giving us enough reason to back out.
I’m no stranger to this feeling. I used to think that traveling was hard, that there was never a “perfect” time, and that “someday, later” would be more convenient. For years, I pacified myself with these very excuses.
But I’ve also seen the damage this does. “Postponing” is a sly thief, snatching away the joy of living in the moment. It traps us in a never-ending cycle of what-ifs, keeping us from creating beautiful memories. It pushes us into a life brimming with regrets, unrealized dreams, and unexplored ventures. Postponing is the silent killer of our desires.
It might not always be a walk in the park to hop on a plane. But remember, you’re a powerhouse—full of creativity and resourcefulness.
If you crave something, there’s always a way to make it happen.
Life should be a treasure trove of rich experiences, memories, emotions, and adventures. Each day should feel like a thrilling chapter in an epic saga, constantly unfolding.
So, go on, hop on that boat, plane, train, or slide behind the wheel.
Don’t wait for the perfect moment.
p.s. Toss a plot twist into your year and get on that plane! I’ve got some incredible retreats in Spain, Morocco, Vietnam, and Ireland. Grab your spot, and let’s adventure together.