I know the answer to these questions: You have no idea, and neither have I.
I just know one thing for sure: We are going to die.
You, me, everyone.
I know it sounds harsh, but it’s the truth.
But hidden in such a sad idea lies the ultimate power to achieve whatever you want.
Are you ready to uncover this power?
It’s all about the next morning
I’m going to share something very personal with you, and it’s very important you don’t skip this part, otherwise you’ll miss the key for you to understand why title of this post matter so much.
It was all about the morning after Giselle passed away. I understood why she was really alive, you see, she knew her time was running out.
She was always doing, experimenting, creating, and having fun all around. She wasn’t afraid of failing or wondering what if this or that happened. She was living the life she wanted at every second.
She was her own boss well before I managed to do it. She landed her first big client well before I landed my first tiny one.
Giselle was afraid of wasting her time.
That morning I woke up as every other day, my eyes were open, but something had changed. Someday was not an option anymore.
The illusion of immortality
You have been fooled my dear friend. Everything around us tells you that you’ll live forever.
Think of all the things the world is trying to sell you, just because they’ll make your life easier and give you time back. Less effort and a bigger reward. Sounds amazing, but we both know it’s a lie.
Social networks allow you to share every small detail about your life, so everyone knows how important your life is. Believe me, your life is important, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever through the internet.
There is whole range of meds for any ailment you can think of and every moment there are wonderful minds trying to uncover more ways to reduce pain and prolong life. That’s amazing, some of those have saved me in the past and I bet they helped you too.
The truth is, it doesn’t matter how much you own, share or how many pills you take. One day, you will die.
Everyone lives trying to deny it, we’re all afraid of dying. It’s natural, but it’s also one of those things that won’t let you live the life you deserve.
It’s time for you to destroy the illusion.
What if you were to die tomorrow?
I really hope you’re living a beautiful and wonderful life, full of happiness. But what if?
And before you shoot any canned answer, please think about this: How much time do you have left?
That’s the secret Giselle left me, that question reminds me each time one simple thing.
I don’t know how much I have left
One thing is certain, every minute that passes is one that you’ll never get back.
So the real answer to the question is not a number, but an action. A desire to treasure life for how extraordinary it is.
Life is an unique event. This life you have is, for all we know, the only one you’ll ever have.
And that’s what changed. I understood the real value of life.
I choose everyday to make it count in my own ways.
Accepting that I’ll die is the best thing that could happen to my life.
What happens now?
Death is not something evil or unfair, it’s just what makes life invaluable. Without death, life would be meaningless.
Now, it’s time for you to choose:
You can just take a deep breath and forget what you just read here, dismissing it as a very depressive idea.
Or, you can really live your life because every second counts.
I choose to live and be grateful for the life I have, do you?