Death is an inevitable part of life. It’s something that we can’t escape no matter how badly we desire to change that. Death is a constant process of renewal on this earth we live on. Death isn’t something that should be feared. It is something that should be cherished.
It is the fact that we know we will die that gives us perspective of what’s truly important in life. The reason that I gave 3 years instead of 1 is that you would still have time to do other things besides getting your affairs in order.
Death makes you get your priorities straight. That meeting you had that didn’t go as planned or that argument with your spouse or that long line you hate to wait in isn’t going to matter when you’re dead. What’s going to matter is the impact you had on others and what you truly loved about life. All other problems fade away in the face of death.
Take a few moments to reflect upon this question. Here are a few more questions to help you get better clarity.
- What places would you go see?
- What things would you do? Would you write that book? Take that class you’ve always wanted to take? Go skydiving?
- Who would you spend your time with?
- How would you live each day?
- What new hobbies would you learn?
- What dreams would you want to achieve?
Now I’m not trying to be a Debbie downer with this question. I’m allowing you to see some key insights to what truly matters in your life. To allow you to get to know yourself a bit better.
Now I would recommend taking your time with these questions. The more you think about each question the deeper you can dig and the more you’ll learn about yourself.
Our time on this earth is limited. So live your life to the fullest.
I would love to hear your answers to these questions if you feel comfortable sharing them with me. We all have different things we want to do with our lives. That’s what makes life so beautiful.