Life Is Not A Dress Rehersal

Tim Connor

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Each of us is born, spend our days searching for peace, success, happiness, freedom, pleasure and then we die. Some people leave a positive legacy behind while others leave a destructive one. Some people contribute to the lives of their fellow man while others only take from society. And some people have a positive impact on the world while others have a negative one.

Why the difference? I can’t answer that question in 200 words.

I can tell you that each of us has the gift of a new day, a new chance and a new responsibility to serve if we were blessed enough to see another sunrise.

Life is not a dress rehearsal for something later. Each day is the first and last act of the personal performance of our lives. Some people seem to live with the illusion that life will be better when they are older, wiser, richer, more famous, happier, busier, better looking, retired, or a million other reasons. Not so. Life is either good or not good, now. Yes you may be richer later, but who is to say you will need or want the wealth later? Yes you may be wiser later in life but who is to say you were not wise now? Yes you may be more famous later but what is real fame mean?

So many people chase the illusions of life with a rigorous zeal hoping that somehow life will be better when or if. Sorry folks. Life is now. This is not a dress rehearsal for your next life.

So bask in the sunshine or the shade, whichever you prefer, now, be happy now, have fun now, love now, work now, spend money now, save for a rainy day now, and feel gratitude for the life you have, now.

It doesn’t really get any better later, just different. If you are not happy where you are you can never be happy where you aren’t. Life is not about tomorrow or yesterday. It is about now. So don’t worry if you forget your lines, misplace your costume – today is the real thing.

Tim Connor, CSP is an internationally renowned sales, management and leadership speaker, trainer and best selling author. Since 1981 he has given over 3500 presentations in 21 countries on a variety of sales, management, leadership and relationship topics. He is the best selling author of over 60 books including; Soft Sell, That’s Life, Peace Of Mind, 91 Challenges Managers Face Today and Your First Year In Sales. He can be reached at , 704-895-1230 or visit his website at .


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