“What would you do differently if you had your life to live again?”
Okay, imagine with me if your bank suddenly made policy changes to your personal savings account.
- Every day, your account is deposited $86,400 to be spent as you see fit.
- But each night, the bank forfeits all the remaining balance. Whatever money is left will not be carried over to the next day.
What do you think you would do?
I definitely know what I would do. I would invest it into real estate, I would build my own charity foundation for girls and women, I will travel and explore the world, and definitely not saying no to some shopping.
With an opportunity like this, I would make the most of every dollar to make me happy and the people around me happier.
The offer sounds pretty good, right? Guess what, you have been given the same policy. But not with money, but with time.
Every single day you have 86,400 seconds to spend however you want. But like the story, nothing gets carried over to the next day. All the seconds you were given should be lived that day.
Now, I”ll ask you again, what would you do differently if you had your life to live again?
Here are three things to think about:
1.Stop wasting time on people or things that make you negative.
If you can’t change it, then what’s really the point of being negative? But if you have the power to change something, then stop being negative just the same and take action instead.
If you dread your job, find a way to allow you to resign from it. If you have people around you constantly putting you down or you mixing around in their own life drama, then walk away and stop meeting up with these crowd.
Do not let anyone and anything steal your joy, not even your own self. The power is in you to change your situation and make the most of how you live your life. No one can do it for you.
2.Follow your gut, your heart’s desire, your dreams
There’s a reason why God planted those dreams and desires in your heart. But we hardly ever obey those gentle nudges, do we? We get sucked in the overwhelming obligations of daily living that we ignore what God wants for us and what we want for ourselves.
Those dreams in your heart, they were there because God knows it will make you happy and whole. That book you always wanted to write, that business you wanted to start, that creative project you always wanted to do.
Don’t let life pass you by. Don’t be that person who focuses on how difficult it’s going to be or how your situation makes it impossible to do, but instead think about happy you will be once you have done what you’ve always wanted to do.
3.Live the moment
“One day, I will do it when my situation improves, when my finances is a lot better, when my kids grow up, when.. when…. when”.
Sorry but tomorrow was never promised to any of us. What you have is today. This is the moment. And this is the most important moment of your life. So enjoy your life today, not at some time in the future.
Live your day as if it’s your last. Live it as if it’s the only chance you got. When you’re older or even on your death bed, you wouldn’t regret why you worried more or why you didn’t worked harder.
What you’ll regret is the missed chances, the missed moments. You’d wish you enjoyed life a lot more, you wished you laughed more, expressed your feelings more, loved more, and enjoyed every day more than you did.
Closing thoughts to ponder:
Now, whats’s your greatest regret so far? What would you do differently if you had your life to live again? What’s the reason why you still aren’t doing it?