14562 days ago
It’s easy to get caught up in the conventional life,
but in the end, it offers you nothing.
Here are some important truths to consider…
- Within a few years after you finally leave your job, no one will even know you worked there.
- Your kids are kids for about 12 years, then the teenage years come, followed by adulthood.
- Whoever gives your eulogy, won’t mention your job, daily commute, paycheck, or what kind of car you drove.
- Think about the last 10 years, or memories you had 20 years ago, time is precious and can move fast.
I’ve written about choosing your own destiny many times on the 28ThousandDays.com blog, and I will keep bringing it up because it is something we all need to choose everyday.
The Hesitated Life
How many things are in your life right now where you say to yourself, “as soon as I do this” or “once this is done” I will then do or experience this…
I know many friends and family who still live the deferred lifestyle, pausing vacations, traveling, and a more relaxed lifestyle until after they “retire.” A total mistake in my opinion, since the fact is “that plan” has you burning up your best years in order to live the so called good life during the years your health may potentially not be in ideal shape.
Living your best life now, the life you choose, is choosing your own destiny.
A few yeas ago, Bronnie Ware, a nurse who worked with patients for their last 3 to 12 weeks of their lives who were literally going home to die, when she questioned them about regrets or anything they would do differently, she noticed some common themes kept coming up.
Here are the top 5 that she wrote about in here blog Inspirationandchai.com
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
- I wish I didn’t work so hard.
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish that I had let myself be happier.
#1 on her list almost covers the other 4, because for the most part, we have been conditioned to living a life that is expected of us by others.