Max Lucado is an American writer, preacher, and speaker. He has written over 100 books on the philosophy of life—many of which have become best sellers.
Lucid was born into a working class family in Texas. He seldom traveled growing up, instead learning to appreciate the harsh west Texas landscape and time with family.
This changed when he moved to Brazil to become a missionary. While there, his father passed away, leaving him heartbroken.
This week’s quote—“Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret”—stems from Lucado’s pain after losing his father, and the opportunity to speak with him again. He made it his goal to help others live their lives to the fullest, sans regrets.
I’m sure you’ve heard someone bemoan the fact that they didn’t travel when they were younger, or that they haven’t yet done many of the things on their bucket list. But these people often don’t realize that they’ve had plenty of opportunities to do these very things throughout their lives—they just haven’t recognized it.
When you make something such as travel a priority, it has a strange way of becoming real. Suddenly, you find simple ways to save money to travel and more time to fit trips into your schedule.
Give it a try yourself. Fill in the sentence below, post it somewhere you can see, and share it with a few friends. Be as specific as possible, as measurable goals are the most likely to be achieved.
I, [INSERT NAME], declare on [INSERT TODAY’S DATE] that I have made traveling to [INSERT LOCATION] by [INSERT AN END DATE] a top priority. I will not let myself nor others down. I will make this happen.
Just like that, you’ve made traveling a priority. I’ll even join you. Here’s mine:
I, ANDREW SCOTT, declare on MARCH 7, 2017, that I will make traveling to India by DECEMBER 31, 2018 a top priority. I will not myself nor others down. I will make this happen.
I look forward to seeing your words become a reality in the future!
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