What’s the one thing that we all try to avoid thinking and talking about it?
Stop, pause for ten seconds.
What is it?
That might be a close second, but the number one thing we spend our life avoiding is death. Instead of avoiding the topic at all costs, what if we embraced it? This week we’re going to discuss why we need to always keep death in mind.
The most important thing we need to remember is that we’re all going to die soon. When we look at our lifespan compared to existence of our universe we’re only here on earth for a very short time. Our biggest problem as humans is that we live as if we’re never going to die but we die never really having lived. If today were your last day, would you want to do what you’re doing?
Death and dying are hard, difficult, and uncomfortable things to think about. I avoid it. But when we do think about them it challenges and changes our outlook on life. Especially if you’re a parent. Being a father of two young boys is my biggest and most important role in life. By knowing and accepting that I am going to die provides me with motivation, inspiration, and energy to give them my all each and every day.
Why do we have to wait for the bad to appreciate the good and all the beauty that surrounds us in life? We’re too anxious about what’s next that we forget to live in the now, and then before you know it, years and life have gone by. Life is a participation sport. It’s not meant to be watched from the sidelines. Too often we adopt the mindset that we’ll get to things later. There is no tomorrow. We need to quit putting off the people, plans, and goals that are most important to us and make them a daily priority. There is no tomorrow.
Remembering that you will die soon is the best thing you can do when making life’s biggest and most difficult decisions. It will provide a perspective that allows you to live without fear and chase your dreams. By remembering you’re only here for a short time you’ll be able to start living in your own best interest. Don’t wait until there’s a terminal prognosis to live the life you want. Start acting now. Start living now.
What happens to many of us is that we let fear take hold of our lives. We fear making a mistake. We fear failing. We fear rejection. We fear getting old. And we fear death. When we face those fears we start to become who we’re supposed to be and begin living the life we deserve.
Life’s short and it will fly by.Nothing is just going to happen for us. In order to truly live we must quit waiting to feel like we can do something. It’s never going to happen if we just wait for it. Remembering that you’re going to die soon will give motivation and extra push needed to take action.
“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”
What do you value? What is meaningful to you and in your life? Every day work towards having that and you will be living a life worth living and most importantly one with purpose!
As always, thanks for reading, have a great week, and be an RGP today!