Time is a fickle friend.
Used properly we can increase our abundance — skills, ideas, friendships, wealth, experiences — through the power of compound interest.
Used poorly we can haphazardly give our time to things we don’t care about, and even worse we give our time without actually intentionally deciding to do so.
And Death feels like a far off event that happens when you’re old and grey.
But really it could happen any moment.
We can plan our world for tomorrow but die today.
That’s why brushes with death can powerful motivators. You hear stories about people completely rewriting their story after almost dying in a car accident, or from a health scare.
Moments like these can be a lightning rod to what really matters to you.
Death Becomes Me
So what would you change if you were going to die next week? What would you change?
Would you change anything?
Would your relationships be different?
Would you do the same work?
Would you have the same hobbies?
I want to live my life to the fullest every moment, because if I don’t that means I’ve been living my life with a glass half full.
You are going to die, so why not be ALIVE while you can?
I’m not talking about reckless abandon (and three sheets into the wind)
I’m talking about intentionality. What would your life look like if you did everything to the upmost?
My actions will be fearless. Why wait? What would I wait for? How could I possibly be scared of trivial things like failing or standing out when it’s up against.
My wealth will be in the number of people I️ impact, not the number of zero’s in my bank account.
My friendships will be based on quality and care.
More confident, present, and.. happy.
— Josh Waggoner