If not now, when?

What “Not a dress rehearsal” is about (chapter intro):

So what are you waiting for? My own dream is that my message serves as a wake-up call to readers, a call to action for rejuvenating lives. My hope is that you have begun looking inward, begun reevaluating your life, and begun making some positive changes.

My parents used to say “It’s a sin to sit around doing nothing.” I guess people have forgotten such thinking in today’s world of endless entertainment and social media. Remember, they want you that way! Literally and figuratively, the powers that be want you to continue being fat and lazy, fulfilling their dreams while your own dreams rot away on the shelf.

We get one shot at our time here on Earth. Yet people live as if this current life is just a “practice run” where they can get “the lay of the land” and figure out how they want to actually live once their second life starts. NO, it doesn’t work like that. WE GET ONE SHOT AT THIS! This life is not a dress rehearsal! And yet we waste our precious time watching repeats of TV seasons on Netflix. We overindulge in sports events, teams, players, and “fantasy leagues” that have zero impact on the grand scheme of our lives. We waste ever-increasing minutes each day staring into our screens at social media, insignificant memes, and the latest “shocking” news media stories.

One shot, and then you die…

How are you going to spend the rest of your one shot?


“My greatest sin was to waste my life believing that I wasn’t capable of something more.” ~ Srinivas Rao

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on Earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” ~ Harun Yahya

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