Was it a pain, a change in my breathing pattern, slower movements?
This wasnít something that I had to go to the doctor to figure out. It was obvious that I was dying from this.
As I reflect on my life and as I get older I continue to see and focus on the really important things in life.But Iíve also learned that reflecting and doing are two different things.
How will you finish your life? The time to figure life out and have no regrets is now! Not when itís too late and we regret nothaving done Ďthis or thatí.
Here is the reality of it.
You are dying too!
Each day goes by youíre getting closer to that time. This applies to you, me, the new born baby and everyone else.
I have a few questions for you. Do you know how to truly live life like you are dying? Have you learned to focus on things in life that will really matter and do it consistently?
Itís not the rat race to get the newest car, the bigger, better house, the newest gadget, the jets, or the party life that many focus on.
I want to share with you how I live as if Iím dying.
If you know me personally or have been following me for any length of time you know I get up very, very early. Youíll often see on my social media stories on my posts before 4am or shortly thereafter.
Do I have insomnia? No, not at all. I do this for two reasons. The first is I unfortunately wasted so much of my life away being raised in a cult. Over 40 years to be exact.
I have a lot of catching up to do.
Second, Iím dying. That coupled with the over 40 years in the cult is why I get up early. Itís because Iím dying and I want to live life now.
I read, study, reflect, think, adjust my course if needed, love more, play more and be more! You are dying too!
If you could see into the future about a month or so before you are to die, what would you do differently?
What behaviors for goals would you change? Donít wait till itís too late because right now as you read this, yes, you are dying.
This isnít to put you in a sad state of mind but to get you to slow down and stop and not only reflect but act on your reflections.
Here are somethings people might do differently if you remembered emotionally on a daily basis that they are dying.
Weíd have so much more compassion for our fellow man.
Weíd love more and deeper.
We live more in the moment.
Weíd value much more of our time.
Weíd listen to others while doing so in the present and without distraction.
Weíd look over the faults of others as weíd want them to do for us.
We give more of our time, gifts and talents to serve our family and fellow man.
Weíd be much slower to anger and quicker to praise.
I could go on and on. When I finish writing this Iíd like you to please share some additional things that I didnít.
When my eyes open about 4am each morning after a deep nights rest what getís me up more than anything are twowords, ĎIím dying!í
I have committed to living like this for the rest of my life and I think your life would have more meaning, happiness and fulfillmentif you joined me in this counter culture thinking.
Youíll find that when you live like your dying you figure out a way to increase your income.
How is that? Inevitably, if you live like youíre dying youíll want to spend more quality time with you loved ones. If youíre not doing that nowthen youíll reposition you life, income or business so that you can afford to spend more time.
But if you donít live like you are dying then you wonít focus on this as much. Oh, youíll reflect on it, perhaps regret not being able to do more and then leave it at that.
But when youíre live life like youíre dying youíll do thing differently.
I recently was asked to speak overseas and the company wanted to know my fee. The fee was large, very large. Why?
I have no desire to fly overseas by myself. I would take some of the increased fee and bring a loved ones with me to enjoy the experience. Iíd rather that than go by myself.
Now there may be some exceptions from time to time but I believe you understand where Iím going.
To live like your dying and be able to do that now, I can assure you it will cost you.
It will cost you time, selfish pleasures, money and more.
This is just some of the things youíll need to do if you want to live life without regret and live now like youíre dying.
Share with me in your comments some of the things youíd suggest that we do now so we can experience life to itís fullest by living like youíre dying.
Feel free to share as well. Some else needs this message too!