Woulda Coulda Shoulda

Are you a “some day” type of person? You dream about things you want to do, who you want to be, or places you want to go…then say: “Some day.” The problem with some day is that for many people, some day never comes.

Do you remember the movie, The Bucket List? It was a great movie starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Both men were diagnosed with a terminal illness in the movie. What they did with that information had a great message for everyone: Make a bucket list and do it now.

This is great advice whether you are terminally ill or if you are in perfect health. Why? Because we are not promised tomorrow. Too often we put off the things we would love to do and make excuses like, “I don’t have the time, the money, or anyone to do it with.”

Let’s be honest, if you are looking for an excuse, they are pretty easy to come up with. One of the ladies at work surprised me with the fact that she had recently gone sky diving!  I have no desire to jump out of a perfectly good plane, but I loved the fact that she did something on her bucket list. I asked her if she was going to swim with sharks. She laughed and said, “No, but I am going to bungee jump.” Again…not my cup of tea, but good for her! LOL.

Quit daydreaming about what you want to do, and start the wheels in motion. Your some day is today. Make your bucket list. Take that trip. Get that degree. Ask that girl out. Whatever it is, quit procrastinating and do it. What is the worst that can happen? If you tried and failed, at least you tried, right? That beats getting to the end of your life and saying, “I wish I had done…(whatever it is).”

What is on your bucket list? What are you doing about it? Don’t let woulda, coulda, shoulda be your epitaph. If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.


Dan Skognes

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