Recently, as part of a required exercise for an Outpatient Substance Abuse Group that I attend, a made an interesting discovery. The instructions were as follows: If I had been told that I was going to die in 1 year, what would my goals be? I had to do the same for 5 years, and then for 10 years.
Here’s what I learned. The goals I’d listed for 1 year, were nearly the exact same goals that I’ve already applied to my present life!
Last year at this time I made the decision to live my life like I’m out of time! Treasuring each and every single day like it may be my last! This state of mind has contributed greatly to my ability to achieve what some had thought inconceivable.
Joseph E. Shanklin