It was a perfect answer to an almost perfect question.
For a few years I have been contemplating the phrase, Living Out An Almost Life.
It is beyond frustrating to even consider that I am over mid-way toward the end of an almost life.
You may have similar frustrations…and at times it can be quite discouraging.
The greatest failure of a life to me, would be to get to the end of your days and realize that you almost lived out the life you were destined to live out.
How many phrases have we heard that apply to our almost existence.
“You almost hit a home run.”
“You came so close to winning.”
“If only you had been less than a second faster you would have almost won the race.”
I can find nothing celebratory about almost doing anything.
As has been quoted by legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, “Second place is the first place loser.” In fact, the opening quote from “Mr. 90%”, came from the following question.
“I am doing some research for a series I am beginning. Will you answer the following question for me? Your name will not be used. The title of the series is Living Out An Almost Life.
Question: What is one major goal that you set for your life, that you have not realized in your life yet…but would still be open to it, if and when it happens?” We each have dreams and aspirations for our lives.
Why is it though…that so few believe and achieve those far off dreams and those often deeply hidden aspirations?
Something within them refuses to accept to live out the Almost Life.