"Time Is A Jet Plane...It Moves Too Fast"-Bob Dylan
At the end of the day, the reality is that we all have expiration dates.
I was in a hospital recently and heard two nurses talking about a patient who expired at 11:53, and it got me thinking...
One of the biggest fundamental problems is that people view dying as failing. But, we have no control of when we enter this world, and we definitely have no control of when we are going to be leaving it. The one thing that is for sure: one day we will be leaving it. Even insurance companies can estimate average life expectancy, but they can’t tell you when you are going to expire.
The important thing to realize, though, is that we have the opportunity to control what happens in between the time we wake up and the time we go to sleep.
The average life lasts about 81 years, and given the statistics at 58 years old, that gives me 23 years left. If I was a hockey game, I would be moving into the third period.
I am constantly thinking about how my time is going to end, and for me it creates an urgency. I think about my funeral often, and how if I only had a few days to live, then I would need to reset my focus and accomplish as much as I can in the time I have left.
I am not saying you should just rush through your day, but understand that time is going by faster and faster, so you may want to get onto whatever it is you want to do.
Dying is not failing, it’s inevitable. We all will one day be moving on, but you alone are in control of what will happen until that day comes.
Kicking the shit out of today should be your goal.
The battle you face everyday is "Activity vs. Achievement."
A lot of people get caught up with activity and being busy, but you have to be careful. What you should really be focusing on is achievement.
It's great to be busy, but if you aren't achieving anything, what's the point?
It’s one thing to pause and think about what it is you want to do, but there are only 86,400 seconds in a day. I’m thinking if you have something you want to do, you may want to get a start on it.
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