Kris Carr

Kris Carr


Overcoming Someday Syndrome

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Life is terminal, and it’s up to you to truly live. If you’ve ever felt stuck, putting off your dreams until “someday,” this episode is for you! I explain why “someday” is a complete mirage and share simple strategies to start living boldly today. I highlight the importance of making our golden moments happen right now, encourage you to prioritize what truly matters, and motivate you to take action despite your fears.

Plus, I’ll walk you through a simple exercise to help you gain the clarity and motivation you need to achieve your big sky goals. Remember, my friend – you are already enough, and it’s never too late to get started towards your dreams!


  • (1:56) Why you should experience your golden moments right now 
  • (6:52) Advice for prioritizing the life you love over to-do lists 
  • (9:42) Understanding that you are already enough 
  • (11:07) How to stop talking yourself out of your big ideas
  • (13:59) An exercise for envisioning your boldest, brightest life and believing that anything is possible
  • (19:08) Some encouragement to take action today and live life fully! 

Key Quotes From the Show

“Don’t underestimate the power of a beginner’s mind.”

“There is nothing to apologize about for wanting more. The more you are unapologetic about that desire, the easier it is to get clear on what truly matters to you – not to somebody else, not to somebody you’re comparing yourself to, but to you.”

“Stop putting off life and start getting busy living.”

“Here’s the thing – the only time you’re too old is when you’re dead.”

“Just get started because momentum comes from the repetition of actions and repetition of actions become habits. The more ingrained these habits are, the more motivated you’ll feel.”

Three powerful truths to help you overcome “Someday Syndrome”

Truth #1: You don’t need to fix anything to be worthy of your dreams, your well-being, or the right to pursue your next chapter. 

There’s no prep work required. You don’t have to lose weight, fix the kid, or achieve some mythical level of perfection before you can start living fully. You are not a number at the deli counter of life, and you don’t have to wait your turn. Your time is now.

Truth #2: You’re already good enough. 

Childhood wounds, negative scripts, and painful rejections can make us feel “not good enough,” but comparing ourselves to others is one of the biggest culprits of “Someday Syndrome.” Remember, keep your eyes on your own damn paper, and don’t compare your start to someone else’s finish! Give yourself permission to begin where you are. You are good enough.

Truth #3: Stop talking yourself out of your ideas. 

“I’m too old,” “It’s already been done before,” “I don’t know enough to get started” — these are just excuses fueled by fear. Choose courage over comfort and start taking action, even if you don’t feel ready. You’ll likely find that the things you’re afraid of aren’t as daunting as they seemed.

Dreaming Big: Your Roadmap to a Fulfilling Life

Are you ready to transform your “somedays” into “right nows”? Let’s embark on a transformative dreaming exercise that will help you create a roadmap for a fulfilling life.

  1. Big Sky Brainstorm: Close your eyes and envision your most extraordinary life. What are your “holy-wow” dreams — those big, audacious goals that set your soul on fire? Where would you go, what would you do, and who would you spend time with? Don’t hold back; let your imagination run wild.
  2. Confronting Mortality: Now, imagine you only have 10 years left to live. This might sound scary, but it’s a powerful way to prioritize what truly matters. Consider how you would spend your precious time if you knew it was limited.
  3. Time Priorities: Reflect on your brainstorm and identify the experiences and goals that resonate most deeply with you. Ask yourself, “Does this idea tire or inspire me?” If it inspires you, it’s a Time Priority — a meaningful experience you want to have before your time is up.
  4. One Big Sky Goal: Narrow down your Time Priorities and choose one big sky goal to focus on this season of your life. This is your North Star, your guiding light. It could be a short-term project or a lifelong pursuit. Remember, momentum in one area of your life creates a domino effect of progress in all areas.
  5. Turtle Power: Commit to taking one small step toward your big sky goal every day. Schedule time in your calendar, set reminders, and make it a non-negotiable part of your routine. This slow and steady approach is sustainable and empowering.

Don’t Wait for Inspiration

Motivation and inspiration are fleeting. What’s dependable is action — even when you don’t feel like it. Remember, momentum comes from the repetition of actions, which eventually become habits.

Remember: Life is a terminal condition. Figure out your “more like this” and make your life golden, my friend. Don’t wait for someday — start living like you mean it today.

Key Takeaways:

  • You don’t need to fix anything to be worthy of your dreams.
  • You are already good enough.
  • Stop talking yourself out of your ideas.
  • Take action, even when you don’t feel inspired.
  • Figure out your “more like this” and make your life golden.

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  1. Sarah says:

    Someday Syndrome was quintessential Kris Carr. I have listened to it twice and shared it. I think I need to listen to it again. Thank you.

  2. Carolyn says:

    Love this message. I only had to think about it for a few minutes and I have my thing that I will be working on.

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