Life is really what you make of it.
But make no mistake, all we’ve got is one life. Just one.
No do overs.
And within that life lies infinite possibility, capability, and promise.
But, we’ve only got so much of these to go around.
To last us until the end.
Our bodies, how strong we are, our raw physical potential, is something we don’t have control over. We’re just dealt the cards at birth.
It’s up to us to make the most of what we’re dealt with.
Now, I’m not saying we don’t take care of our health. Far from it.
The truth is, if we don’t take care of our bodies, our health, our physical and emotional well-being, the faster we’ll lose it.
Until we get to the point where we’ll never get it back again.
If we take care of our health, and take care of ourselves, chances are, that we last longer, and are able to do more.
We’ll have a higher quality of life, and that comes with being able to do things more comfortably.
I didn’t take care of my health. I had a mindset that getting to be fit wasn’t for me. That I’d just coast all the way until I die.
I had to then pay a higher price to rehabilitate my back, and get stronger.
Prevention is really better than cure, especially when it comes to our health.
Don’t wait until it’s too late, or until you lose something.
How many people will you get to meet, in a lifetime? And out of all the people, how many of them will you ever get to sit down with, and have meaningful conversations?
Maybe it won’t be a lot. Maybe for some us, even less.
There’s a story I remember reading in Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point, which illustrates the concept of Dunbar’s number – the suggestive cognitive limit to the number of people that people can maintain stable social relationships with.
If you think about, and depending on you, that can either be a lot, or a few.
But are you in touch with your 150? Do you have meaningful conversations with your 150?
I’ve come to the realization, that majority of the impact we make on the world, is done through our conversations.
Conversations with our thoughts, with ourselves, and with others.
And we only have so many chances to be able to share, listen to others, and to create lasting positive impact on each other, and on others.
We only have so many chances to be in the presence of people who can impart life-changing wisdom. But only if we are open, if we listen, and we are with them.
Through our hearts, listening, our words, our presence.
Partly, this was also a large motivator for me to not only commit to a regular writing schedule, but to post and share what I write to the world.
His experience was one coming from pain – that he only could type so many words in a period before his wrist began hurting.
But if you think about it, we have so many great ideas and solutions. What if we just shared them to the world? To anybody who would need them? How much more open and beneficial would that be?
There might be someone on the other side of the world who would benefit from your ideas, from your writing.
Inside of me, there’s that prayer that, hopefully, what I’m writing gets to be of use and helpful to people.
But that doesn’t happen, unless I write, and hit publish.
Because I’ve only got so many keystrokes left until I die.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to time.
It’s the most valuable resource we have. We’ve only got so much of it, and we can never have more than the amount we’ve already been given.
It’s non-renewable, non-refundable, and non-transferrable
Are we spending our time the way that will get us the results that we want?
Do we want our dreams and future bad enough to be able to devote time towards achieving them?
What kind of life do you want to be living? And what are you doing now to live that life?
Time is there for us. It’s up to us to make it work, to make our time worth it for us.
Say no more often. Unless it’s a “hell, yes!” Or will lead to a “hell, yes!”
Time is there to give you the space and opportunity to do.
And you’ve only got so much time.
Make it count.
How are you living your life to the fullest? Please share in the comments below!