You Have 12 Months Left To Live, What Do You Do?
If you knew for certain that was all you had left, how would you spend it?
You would probably appreciate the people around you more. You’d try to get some quality time in with friends, family. You’d play with your kids more. You’d go to the beach, try bungy jumping, eat raw squid. You’d be hungry for experiences and would try to pack as much into that year as you possibly could.
You probably wouldn’t spend more time at the office, complain about traffic so much, waste time sleeping in, watch so much TV, get into fights, argue about pointless things. You probably wouldn’t worry so much about keeping a spotlessly clean house, or about what the neighbours think. You would eat more chocolate.
In short you would focus on the things that matter and that you enjoy. Your life would actually be a lot better than normal during those 12 months because you would be putting more into it and getting more out of it.
It would probably be the best year of your life.
In some ways it would actually be a blessing if you knew you had a finite amount of time to live. It would give you the motivation you need to do the things you should be doing anyway.
Don’t wait for someone to tell you that you only have a year left to live before you begin.
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