What are you waiting for? You don’t have an expiration date at the back of your neck. You don’t know when your time is. We live in a world that is not stable – it’s never been.
We live in a world of evil; we live in a world of good. Mistakes happen, bad things happen.You don’t know when your time is up. Click To Tweet
About four years ago, I was going through a lot of health problems and my parents said, “Greg, you are just overworked. We will watch the kids for you.” My wife and I went to Cancun. We drove down from Tampa and let my kids at my parents house.
My wife and I went to an all exclusive resort in Cancun for four days. After that, I was taking my staff, all of us going to run the Disney marathon. I got two condo’s, so for my family to stay in and then for my staff to stay on another condo. We went to Cancun, I had a pretty good time and was able to rest up.
When I came back from Cancun, we flew back in my parents house. The next morning we were all going to drive up to Orlando. My dad was actually running with me along with my staff.
That morning, I woke up around two o’clock in the morning and my face kind of like blew up! Like having an allergic reaction. As I got to the bathroom, I felt sick and threw up. When I came out I hit the ground so hard that I apparently hit like a closet door.
I was unconscious. I don’t know what happened. All I know is when I semi-regained consciousness when the paramedics were around me. I know I was admitted into an ambulance. I know that my wife was screaming; I just heard different things. I don’t really know all what fully happened; I just know that I was out.
I just remembered telling my wife – because I know the kids were sleeping and apparently didn’t wake up through all of these – “Tell all the kids, bye” because I thought that was it.
People want to know, “how was it that you are doing all these things now?” I had my close call. Things didn’t just get better after that.
About three months later, I had three seizures in four days. I have had my trials. I have had close calls enough to say to myself,
“what the hell are you waiting for?”
“why are you waiting to take out all your kids in dates?”
“why are you waiting to go to the ball game with your son?”
“why do we always continue to wait?”You have no expiration date. Click To Tweet
So,what are you waiting for?
If nothing else as tragic as yesterday was; if there is any type of good that I can pull from it – it’s a reminder. I don’t know what else you can take from that; it’s just an awful terrible event but I hope it serves as a reminder to you on like, “don’t wait.”
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If you want something, go after it now. It’s not worth it to not tell those person that you love them. My daughter said, “daddy I want to go to see Angry Birds.” we go see Angry Birds.
Whether that happens or doesn’t happen. My son said, “daddy, I want to go to the race game.” we go to the race game. “Daddy, I want to go to the NBA Finals.” I got and took them to the NBA Finals. I am not waiting anymore.
I want to help and inspire young physical therapist, well then I am just helping inspire young physical therapist. I just want to come on here today and tell you, “I really hope you take my advice.” There is no reason to wait. You do not know when your ending is. For me, it could be today. If it is today, there is no regrets. I don’t live life with regrets anymore.