I Wish I Could Do That
Have you ever told someone about something you had planned, and heard “Oh I wish I could do that” in response? When I hear that, I often respond with “Well, why don’t you?” — especially if the person saying it seems perfectly capable of doing whatever it is I’ve just done. (Which is usually booking tickets for a trip somewhere. Have I mentioned that I love to travel?)
Usually their response involves their lack of money, or some vague comment about how they “just can’t”. And that’s sad, because if they really wanted to do whatever it was we were just talking about, they could.
Being able to do the things you want to do isn’t reserved for the lucky few who seem to magically have the things they want. It’s not magic at all. It’s a matter of prioritizing, and giving yourself permission to live your dreams.
After all, if you’re not at least making a strong effort to live your dreams, what are you living?
Make the changes you need to make, and go for it. If you truly can’t see how it might be possible, ask someone who’s done it. They’ll probably be glad to tell you what all was involved.
You only get one life. Go ahead and make it the one you want.