What if you found out today that you only had one week left to live? Looking at your life as it is right now, can you honestly say you could die feeling as if you gave it your all?
Many of us live as if we have all of the time in the world. For your sake, I hope that you do. The truth of the matter is that none of us know when our cards will be up yet we act as if time is of no consequence.
I would like you to take a look at your life and ask yourself the following questions. I warn you; they may be hard to answer.
What would you do if you knew you had…
- One hour
- One day
- One week
- One month
- One year
Now, look at your answers. Do they accurately reflect where you are spending the majority of your time now? If not, why not? And don’t tell me that you have responsibilities, no choice, your husband or wife won’t let you, blah, blah, blah. I’ve heard them all. Whose life is it anyways? This statement is not meant to be harsh or non-compassionate, but I ask you, when are you going to stop making excuses and live your life?
One question I ask myself when I want to whip myself back into reality is:
When I am lying on my death bed, will this matter?
The majority of the things you stress about will not even matter in five years. I know your mind is telling you that they will, but they won’t. Life changes in the blink of an eye and we live in a kind Universe. Everything, and I mean everything, happens to maintain balance, whether you agree with it or not.
Our most Divine gift as humans is the ability to create our own reality. We do that with our thoughts. If you focus on excuses, those excuses will become your reality. What you think about you bring about. It is truly that simple. Sound too good to be true?
What if it isn’t?
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Living, loving and laughing,
Chris Sopa is founder and owner of Chris Sopa International, Inc. You can learn more about her at www.ChrisSopa.com. Find her at Facebook.com/ChrisSopaInternational, Twitter @ChrisSopa, LinkedIn, and Google+.
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