Carpe Diem

Although not a perfect translation, carpe deim has come to mean seize the day. What a concept! Can you image if each of us upon arising in the morning opened our arms to the world and shouted carpe deim “seize the day”. How would life be different? What are the possibilities?

We get up each day and stumble about getting ready for work, school or whatever it is we plan to do. Most of us, unfortunately, expect no more than we did the day before. We head off to wherever we’re going with no expectations beyond what we’ve become programmed to believe is our life, or our reality. What if our reality isn’t necessarily our current circumstance? What if our potential was so much greater than we expect?

Most successful people whether through business, sports or entertainment were not born into success and wealth. Most of the successful people we admire, respect or possibly even envy got where they are by not accepting their circumstances. They are people who don’t just accept the status quo. They are people who know there is more out there than their current reality says.

Just think if everyone accepted that there life will never be better or grander than how they grew up. We would find ourselves in short supply of doctors, lawyers “maybe that would be a good think” :), scientists, teachers, etc. I think you get my point. You are not your current reality. You are a person with vast potential created by a God beyond what you can even imagine. Do you think He wants you to just accept your circumstance and never try to better yourself?

You have so much potential, so much to offer, so much you can do and contribute. You just need to believe in yourself. You have the potential to make your life into just about anything you want. I only wish I would have come to that understanding many years ago.

If you’re unhappy with your job, your life, or the direction you’re heading in; you can do something about it. It might be hard, it might take some time, it might mean going back to school, it will certainly mean doing some creative thinking and goal setting; but you can change your current reality. You can become whoever or whatever you wish if your are willing to get up each day, open your arms to the world and shout, “Carpe Diem”.

About Mike

I'm a native of Chicago, but have spent the last 20 years living in the Ozarks with my wife of 25 years. Some of my favorite things to do other than write is to BBQ, smoke meat, and brew craft beers. I also write a blog on Christian Living which you can visit at
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