Are you just living life as if you were a walking corpse, with no real motivation or drive?
Are you living your life or are you just putting in time, because there isn't anything better to do?
According to Ben Franklin, "Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five."
I'd like to say that life is different than it was over 200 years ago, but unfortunately, I don't think it's true. And in many ways it's probably worse than ever.
In my opinion, "living" is about having a dream - a vision that draws you towards it and is the guiding compass for your being. It's about making a difference with the gift that was given to you. And it's about knowing that there is more to living than just working to paying the bills, sitting in traffic or keeping the yard perfectly mowed.
Unfortunately, the cold hard truth is that we only get one chance on this earth to leave our mark on history - regardless of how small that mark may be. And we don't get a mulligan if we screw it up.
Unfortunately, most people have youthful dreams - only to give them up before their 25th birthday. I'd like to think that they've given up on their dreams simply because they stopped believing in their dreams. But doubt that's true. I believe the problem is much bigger than that. Instead, I think most people usually give up their dreams because they stop believing that dreams ever come true. And sadly, they pass that message on to everyone they know - perpetuating despair and hopelessness amongst friends and family - especially their children.
Stop, There is still time to change it all. Don't take another step or waste another minute of your precious gift.
What did you dream about when you were younger?
What did you always want to do?
What would you do if you knew you only had ten years left to live? Five years? One year? One month? One week? Or just one day?
And when you are laying there on your death bed at a ripe old age of 103, what do you want to look back and be remembered most for?
Bottomline, don't wait another minute. Start living today. Live like its the first day of the rest of your life, but as though it could be your last. Find the answers to these questions and use the answers to unlock the doors of opportunity that present themselves to you.
Decide the life you want to live - and live it.
Live life on purpose!