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Wake Up the Brilliance Inside You

Going for the Gold!

Jim Allen

I ran across an interesting quote recently: "We worked in those mines, waiting for our golden years. Well, now it's our golden years, and it's done nothing but cost us gold. This is no way to live." Those powerful words came from Jack Beeson, a retired uranium miner, who was testifying before the U.S. Congress. While Mr. Beeson was referring specifically to money in his quote, it occurred to me that his words just as equally applied to life itself and our general pursuit of happiness. Think about it... How many people do you know who are toiling, struggling, suffering through their daily lives hoping for -- no: WAITING FOR -- a few golden years at the end? How many people work so hard to provide for their "golden years" that they miss the fact that each and every day is precious in and of itself? How many of us ignore the gold in our "todays" so that we can mine our "tomorrows" of their potential? What guarantees do we have that we'll make it to tomorrow? Or that we'll get to enjoy all the "gold" that we save along the way? Please, take the time to enjoy your moments as they come. Plan for the future, sure, but don't put off living well TODAY for the hope of living better TOMORROW. Each of your days is filled with riches. Each day is a treasure of its own! Go for the gold in your life TODAY and, all too soon, you'll have a lifetime of golden years to enjoy forever.


Jim Allen is a professional life & business coach. For more ideas, subscribe to his free bi-weekly ezine, THE BIG IDEA, by sending a blank email to:

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