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I was driving through our neighbourhood the other day and noticed some fantastic gardens.

The lawns were immaculate, the trees well pruned, the flowers in full bloom and there was hardly a weed in sight. 

I was impressed and immediately found myself wishing that I had a garden like that.

Of course, if I went to the owners and asked them how they got their garden in that condition, they would tell me that they had a plan, they took action, they made a few mistakes along the way that taught them some important lessons about gardening and they genuinely enjoy the process of creating a garden that they could feel proud of.

Then I thought about other aspects of life.

There are a lot of people who look at other’s careers and say, “I wish that I had a career like that.”

Maybe if you had a plan, took action, made a few mistakes and learned from them and found enjoyment in creating a fulfilling career you would.

“I wish that I had a faith like that.”

“I wish that I had a body like that.”

“I wish that I had a marriage like that.”

“I wish that I had share portfolio like that.”

The list goes on and on.

Let’s stop wishing.

Make a plan, take action, learn from your mistakes and enjoy the journey.

Perhaps one day others will wish that they had what you do.

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