I wish

I wish I had the singing voice of an Irish tenor.

I wish I could speak at least one other language.

I wish I could play an instrument.

The singing voice is pretty much out of my control, I can’t sing.

As for the language and instrument thing, wishing won’t make it so, but if I were serious about those goals I could have made them happen to one degree or another. The fact I can’t speak another language or play an instrument is my fault alone no matter how many excuses I make or attempt to rationalize my shortfall.

I have a European friend who speaks seven languages and always seems to be working on a new one. Another friend took up an instrument in his sixties and enjoys playing in a group. They did something about their goals.

I am not a total loser though. I like to write, so I started a blog and write for others. I like art so I took up pencil drawing. I wanted to minimize financial stress so I saved and invested my whole life and my wife and always lived within our means.

The point is, wishing does not make it so. If it is really important to you, you can reach your goals. If you take responsibility rather than blaming circumstances and others, you can make it so.

Don’t let yourself be convinced you are entitled nor a victim. Don’t take my word for it. Look around at the high and mighty and the very average people who have overcome any number and type of obstacles to achieve their goals and sometimes greatness.

Stop listening to politicians!

6 comments

  1. Loved the picture and the words. Well done! MNM

    On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 11:03 AM QUINNSCOMMENTARY wrote:

    > rdquinn posted: ” I wish I had the singing voice of an Irish tenor. I wish > I could speak at least one other language. I wish I could play an > instrument. The singing voice is pretty much out of my control, I can’t > sing. As for the language and instrument thing” >

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  2. Great reminder to all of us that retirement planning, and retired living, is about much more than financial planning.

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  3. Your comments are exactly the way I feel if you really want something you can achieve it, it’s what’s important to you in life. Just because one does something you wish you had accomplished and haven’t doesn’t mean that your strategy for achieving your goal aren’t right for you.. My philosophy in life is “Everyone hears a different drummers beat” meaning that your goals are not wrong nor is the other person’s. You are so right in your thinking and thanks for writing I find your articles interesting up to date (which we aren’t getting from the regular news) and one that I often quote to others about. Thanks for keeping this going!

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