Some people might not want to believe it, but actually, life is really God damn short. Just imagine you will reach the average age of around 80 years. That would be something around 29.200 days. Let’s assume, you are already 30 years old. Now you have only 18.250 days left. Still sounds like a lot? Well, then I can not help you.
At least from my perspective, life seems to be very short. Just imagine! I am writing #558 today, but when my life goes on like this, I will reach the #20.000 days of daily blogging in the age of 79. What the hell? I am not even 26 by now! That doesn’t seem to be that many blog posts away, don’t you agree?
But how is this supposed to motivate us in order to keep on going in life? How is this fact about life helping us in any way, when in fact, it makes matters even worse! Now we have just added another issue to our list of endless problems! Thank you, really! But the thing is, you need to be aware of the time, because it is so limited. Some people argue that nobody is marring today for life. Well, just look at it? Those 20.000 days, come on! You can do that! But even worse, how many Christmas Eves will you have until you are gone? 20? 40? 60? Isn’t that frustrating to realize?
We get born with those expectations in life. Ok, maybe not, but we develop them very soon after and think that one day we can rule over the world. Well, and then reality is hitting us right into the face. “Be more realistic!” “You can’t do it!” “This is not possible!” These are the things you are getting confronted with all the time. Of course they say something like this! I mean, they just need to hold you back! Pulling you back to the ground! Destroying the dreams you are chasing after.
Life is really short, the sooner we understand this, the better. Therefore, what are you waiting for? Honestly! There will not come a better opportunity for you to finally start than today. The weather seems to be fine, your mind is fresh and young. Come on! Just do it! Just change your life today!
The time never stops. The time never lies. Time is the only resource we will always have a lack of.
People often times believe, that money is the thing to focus on in this life, when in fact, it should be time. I mean sure, some money in your pocket feels awesome, I agree! But for which price? That you treat your valuable time like shit? That you make cutbacks that mutilate your life in such a way, that you do not even recognize it yourself?
A universal secret formula for life doesn’t exist. Depending on you and what you are doing, it can vary quite a lot. But you should invest more time in actually thinking about your time and how you are about to spend it this time around . Where are you currently standing in life? Where do you want to go? What are your goals? What are your desires? How much time will you have left? Some people stop functioning one day and turning their lives upside down. I am not saying that this is the way to go, but how close are you to doing the very same thing? Is whatever you are currently doing the right thing for you? Is this the purpose of your life? Your mission? Or is it the mission of someone else?
What do you do all day long and how do you feel about it? Do you get up in the morning with a smile on your face? Or do you just get up? Do you drive to work enthusiastically, looking forward to the interesting things you will learn? Or do you just drive to work? Whatever you are doing in your life. Why do you do it? Because you love doing it? Or because you are used to do it?
Life is short, therefore, better do not waste any more time with something you do not want to do anyways. Sounds kind of idiotic? True! Better finish the project you are doing, wait until your kids are grown up, give your company some time to find a person that will come after you. In your life, you are the one that is important. Sure, if you define your family as important. It will be important as well. But please, stop doing these stupid excuses! Either you want to do something and do it, or you do not want to do something and don’t do it. But you do not do it for your children, or for your retirement, or for whatever else that comes your way. Everything you are doing is something you do for yourself.
Make every day count. Sounds stupid as well, I agree! But it is the truth! Some people think that one single day is not important. But just look at the calculation above! You have only some 20-30 thousand days left. Of course each and everyone of them counts! Are you mad?
Life is short. Deal with it! But use the time you have still left!
See you next time!