Mark Batterson writes “I’m convinced that our deepest regrets at the end of our lives will be the risks not taken, the opportunities not seized, and the dreams not pursued.” He pens this quote in an article he wrote called Chasing the Lion. After I read this, I began to think about my lion and if I am chasing it. I think the older we get, we have a greater propensity to allow the tougher events and challenges to pass us by for a variety of reasons.
I do not ask myself this question one time and answer it once. I ask myself this question weekly, if not daily. Have I sucked all the marrow out of the bone, like it is said in the movie Dead Poet’s Society? To not do these challenging things would be a regret on my death bed.