We’ll often hear motivational speakers, self-accredited gurus and even the odd spiritual leader say that we need to live each day like it’s our last. But what does that really mean?
I think I have an answer, for me anyhow.
The obvious response is that we’d live our life doing what’s important to us, whether it’s giving those we love a big hug, or sitting on a beach, or partying like there’s no tomorrow. But I don’t think that’s it, not the least because it’s unsustainable whichever way we look at it.
For me living each day like our last is to constantly ask ourselves, “if this was my last day on Earth, would I be doing ‘this’ (insert action, thought, etc) at this very moment?”
Would I be watching TV? Playing games on the cellphone? Chatting aimlessly on Skype? Avoiding doing the work that needs to be done? Treating myself and/or others like shite? Writing this blog that almost no-one reads …
Whatever the answer I can guarantee that for most people there is a lot of stuff in their life that doesn’t need to be there.
So if you’re not achieving the things you know you can (or really want to), perhaps it’s time to work out what’s in and what’s out?