Nobody Lives Forever... And Why That's A Good Thing

I’ve already hit this topic in a past post, but I’m talking about it again because it’s so insanely important to me. If you fail to realize this critical truth, then you just might miss out on some of the best parts of your life.

Here’s the clincher: life is way too short.

Well, duh, of course it is. But, the way American culture is built around this idea of we’ll live forever and never die, I think most of us forget about it.

We forget that we will die one day. We forget that we will actually grow old. That we won’t stay young forever. And that’s scary to think about.

Steve Jobs said “Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.”

And as scary as that thought might be, we should all embrace it.

Growing old doesn’t need to scare the hell out of us anymore. It can be something we actually look forward to.

We won’t be young forever, and we should use that as motivation to make life awesome while we’re here. This means that we need to stop worrying about what won’t matter in 40, 50, 60 years. And the truth is, most things just don’t matter.

What people think about us.

Having nice things.

How many followers we have on Instagram.

Being liked.

You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.
— Greg McKeown

And start focusing on what really matters.

Our family.

Our friends.

Our memories.

Our legacy.

Life is pathetically short; make it count.

What are you doing to make life awesome today?