You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living.
There was a saying: how much of what you did today will still have importance after you die?
We love spending time on things that don’t really bring us joy, and then we “don’t have time” for those around us, that need us.
Does that job of yours really give you the fulfilment and satisfaction you aim for? Does that college degree really provide you with the necessary information to become the person you want to become?
There is a wrong saying “You only live once” that people use to justify doing all the crazy things they haven’t done already, but what if I told you that you live every day, and you only die once?
How would your life and the life of those who you love look like if you’d live your life to its full potential, being happy and doing what makes you step outside of your comfort zone, towards fulfiling your life?
Plan big for the future, but live in the present. What’s past is gone. Learn from your past, and be better than the yesterday version of yourself. You don’t have to be in competition with anybody other than yourself. Focus on the finish line, not on the others in the race. You don’t need to constantly prove your worth to others. You are worth a lot. (see Jesus’ sacrifice for you)
So what’s your biggest dream? What keeps you from writing that song or publishing that story? What holds you back from launching that podcast? What stops you from telling that person what you really feel? What makes you stay where you are? Is that the fear of failure?
You only fail when you give up! Read that again. Let me explain it to you, emphasizing different parts: you are the only one who loses when you give up, and also: you should be the only one allowed to give up on your dreams. So why do we usually allow the people that didn’t contribute at all in our lives to judge the value of our hard work?
Failure didn’t stop Nelson Mandela advocate for an entire nation.
Failure didn’t stop Bill Gates launch into a multi-billion business.
Failure didn’t stop Mother Teresa be a human being and helping other human beings in need with whatever she could.
But the fear of failure stopped many from doing lots.
So who will you be? The person that feels miserable and always complaints about their life when they have little to live for, or the person that took action, grabbed the fear of failure of its horns, and took control over their own life, happiness and success?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could’ve been there, in the lines above?
“Failure didn’t stop Your Name do/start/launch/create/innovate/write/publish/etc.”
The main difference between the successful and the unsuccessful is that those who succeeded, already dropped the things that dragged them down, and never gave up on the things they were chasing.
If I were to go back in 1975 and tell Nadia she would make history the next year, and she would’ve stopped her training, the result would’ve been different.
Trust that the path, although it may be hard, shall launch you into a great adventure called life.
“Ok, ok”, you say, “you motivate us, but what about yourself?” Well…today marks two years since I took action and started my own company. And that’s an amazing picture to look back on, to see the blessings I’ve been through.
Learning that you’re going to die soon makes you reprioritize your entire life. Why don’t you set the right priorities now? Why do we have to wait until it’s too late?
I really hope you do big things! Nobody says it’s going to be easy. Starting is the first step to success. The second is getting up whenever and each time you fail. You are not a failure, even though you might encounter failures on the way.
“I am not shattered. I am a breathtaking mosaic of battles I’ve won.”
Why do we put our faith in a puzzle company that they will place all the pieces of the puzzle in the box, yet we fail trusting God, who never does a mistake and who oversees everything, with our entire life?
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” – 3 John 1:2
Why do we usually listen to motivational speakers, and feel so motivated, but we fail to take action? To be proactive? “I’ll play another motivational video”…and opportunities pass by.
I challenge you not to wait “until Monday/until the start of the month/year”, and act today! Today is a new day. It’s a great time to change your life.