I read the blog Zen Habits frequently, even though it isn’t zen-like. A recent article talked about moving beyond the limits that hold us back from our goals.
We’re supposed to:
Write down all those really important things you want to do, but have been avoiding.
Write down all the reasons/excuses you’re not taking action toward making those desires a reality.
The one really important thing I want to do is to be dead. I assume the author didn’t mean for his advice to be applied to the ultimate negative goal. But I glanced at the article and thought, “Why wait 3 years? Why not die now?”
Why should I pick an arbitrary date after the kids graduate from high school? Why wait?
I suppose it’s because I made a promise to myself, one that they don’t know about. It”s tempting to die because I really want to be gone, but I still take it a day at a time.
I need to stick around for only more 1,239 days, give or take a few. I’ve always been good at endurance. I can last that long.