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Motivation: If Today Were the Last of All Days
"If today were the last of all days........" - Marilyn Scott
In this article, I invite you to ask your self the question asked by Marilyn Scott in the popular jazz song "If Today were the Last of All Days."
Here's the question:
"If today were the last of all days, would you.............":
start the business you have always wanted to
Here's my question - what's keeping you from doing any or all of these things now?
Now here's my ridiculously simple suggestion - one of the best ways to begin designing and living the life of your dreams is to start doing these things now, today! Why wait for "the last of all days" or some equally devastating event? This life is not a dress rehearsal.
You can probably come up with many more of your own "someday I'll............." I encourage you to do so.
I'll close with the last line of the Marilyn Scott song:"doesn't it seem strange we would only start living our lives,if today were the last of all days?"
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