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Newsletter #40

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Just do it!

Two months ago my buddy Colin Martin hopped on a bicycle and rode across North America. Vancouver to New York, 7136 kilometres ... just for the fun of it.

He had plenty of excuses NOT to do it.
a) It wasn't cheap. He had to fly to America. He had to quit work for 2 months.
b) It wasn't convenient. He has three young children.
c) He is 53.

But Colin says: "No time is a perfect time. If you really want to do something, you have to put the time aside, and then just do it."

AN INTERESTING LIFE DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN TO YOU. You choose it. You plan it.

Peter Manuel is the principal at my old school, Victor Harbor High. Aged 18, Peter decided to learn a new skill each year of his life.

He is now 59. He has learned carpentry, pottery, tried drama, painted watercolours, learned some German, studied plastics, learned how to lay bricks ...

Says Peter: "That decision changed my life. At some things, like piano, I was terrible - but I had fun trying!"

If there is something you really want to do, no time will ever be perfect.

IN A NUTSHELL

What do you really want to do?
What will you do today to make it happen?

Andrew Matthews' international bestsellers "Being Happy!", "Making Friends" and "Follow Your Heart" are available from amazon.com and bookstores in 50 countries.