“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard
I read a great quote recently by Alexis Ohanian, entrepreneur, investor, co-founder of Reddit—
“Lives Remaining: Zero”
On any given normal day, life feels infinite. It feels like we have all the time in the world to do and be who we want. And so we often push off the important things (things that usually require hard work and discomfort) in favor of entertainment and nothing burgers.
The significance of our time really only shows up in moments of difficult or life and death situations. If you’ve survived 2020, then you know the feeling of how quickly time passes. Getting older does it too. Time seems to speed up in our brains.
Have you ever heard given the response, “Just killing time until…such and such.”
But do we really have time to waste or kill time?
Whether or not you believe in live after this one—this is the only life you’ve got right now.
I’m reminded of one of my favorite quotes by the poet Mary Oliver, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
This is it. Better make the most of it.
Better make it count.
“You’ve got zero lives remaining, don’t squander this one.”
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1111