August 1

“It is too late to spare when you reach the dregs of the cask. Of that which remains at the bottom, the amount is slight, and the quality is vile.” – Seneca

Later. We are going to do everything later.

Later is apparently some magical place and time where we will feel completely differently about the stuff we don’t want to do right now.

Later, we believe, is a Utopia where we all exercise regularly, save our money, plan for retirement, read books, and spend quality time with our loved ones.

In reality, later is a dystopia where we lose the ability to move as well as we once could, our eyesight gets worse, family members pass away, and we run out of time to save enough to provide for ourselves when we can no longer work.

In the final part of later, we die.

Lets’ do a little thought exercise together. Let’s close our eyes and count to five.

Open them. And it’s later now.

Let’s not wait until later. If we want to be our best selves we need to make a list of the things we can control. We need to determine what we want to change. And then we need to set ourselves to the task of changing these things.

Because later is coming.

virtus fortis vocat

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