Life Begins When You Do

Are you putting off living the life you’ve always longed for?

In her book, Life Begins When You Do, Mary Anne Radmacher invites us to begin the true work of living our lives right now. This inspiring book is based upon Mary Anne’s famous poem – her statement of purpose – Live With Intention:

Walk to the edge.
Listen hard. Laugh. Play with abandon.
Practice wellness.
Continue to learn.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Lead or follow a leader.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.

Please enjoy an excerpt from the first chapter of Life Begins When You Do.

Live Inspired,

Michelle Sedas

Excerpted from Life Begins When You Do
by Mary Anne Radmacher


Live With Intention: Investigate and define your purpose, your “must.”
Nearly everyone postpones one grand thing or a collection of mighty hopes and dreams. Between the quote marks of our lives are phrases like these:

“When things slow down … when I finish my degree … when I have kids … when the children are gown … when I get well … when I marry … when I divorce … when I retire … when I get that promotion, that raise, that job, that house, that whatever the fill-in-the-blank is for your specific postponing of life.”

Your life begins when you do.

You may think you are postponing the longing of your soul until life aligns itself with your vision, until elements conspire to be more favorable … but as it happens, life just lolls along at the same remarkable consistent and disinterested cadence. Life is impartial. YOUR personal, subjective life (dreams, satisfactions, contentment, achievements, vision, fullness, passions, aspirations) begins when you begin.

Your purpose, that thing that among the many to-dos of your days, is what you must do. Embrace the truth of your purpose each minute of your precious life … for how very true it is that life begins when you do.


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Life Begins When You Do

The Road to Happiness


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