Empowering quote No 3
“Someday is not a day of the week.” Denise Brennan-Nelson
Who is Denise Brennan-Nelson?
Denise Brennan-Nelson is an author of children's books turned inspirational speaker. Born in a small town in Michigan in the United States, Brennan-Nelson describes herself as "mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, author, neighbour, dreamer, gardener, citizen, community adviser... a little of this and a little of that - some of my mother and some of my father... French and Irish and third in a family of eight."
"Someday is not a day of the week" is the title of one or her children's books, written in 2005. It led in turn to the topic of an inspirational talk for adults - Make “Someday” Today - in which she promises to "remind you how to make room on your calendar for the things that matter most."
Tap into your imagination
Denise Brennan-Nelson says that one of her continuing goals in life is "encouraging children and adults to tap into their imaginations to create richer, fuller lives".
Her website includes a quote from fellow American author Anne Lamott. The quote is telling:
"What if you wake up some day, and you're 65 or 75, and you never got your novel or memoir written; or you didn't go swimming in warm pools or oceans because your thighs were jiggly or you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It's going to break your heart. Don't let this happen (emphasis mine)."
When is the last time you thought about your goals? When did you tap into your imagination recently?
Don't set yourself up for heartbreak. As Stephen Covey famously wrote, "begin with the end in mind." Do yourself an enormous favour: complete the Plan Your Wealthy Life Blueprint authored by my coach Susan Sheehan. It will take some time and effort but it could save you from a terrible heartbreak when you discover that you have left it too late. Don't let this happen to you.