You are going to die.
I am not saying that just to be shocking. It is true of everyone, right? We all are going to kick the bucket one day. Each of us will have a last day on Earth. There is no getting around it.
I am not saying this to be depressing - just the opposite. If we know that we only have a certain amount of time to spend, then we should be motivated to appreciate the time we do have. We should all be trying to squeeze as much out of this life as we possibly can. Our daily mindset should be affected by this reality.
There is a Bible verses that says "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (Psalm 90:12). There is a lot of truth in that. We should value every day we have.
So, what should it look like to have our mindset influenced by number our days? Here are three ways:
1. Try to have a long term impact on people. Will the world be better off as a result of you having been around? Will it be worse off? Will there be no difference? This are all important questions to ask yourself as you are living your life.
2. Let the chips fall where they may. At some point, the smartest thing we can do is just do the best we can and let go of the results. We can waste of lot of energy, time, and stress worrying about things that are out of our control.
Having a mindset of focusing only on what we can control can do wonders for our peace of mind. It is time to free yourself from the prison of fear.
3. Realize that most things aren't as big a deal as we think they are. Over reacting is poison. Not only does it add stress to your life, but it gets you in the destructive mindset of thinking that there is huge pressure on every decision you make.
Reminding yourself that most the micro things that you do on a daily basis will be forgotten eventually can make you give things the amount of weight they deserve - which in most cases is very little.
Thank you for reading.
Do you agree or disagree? I would love to see your comments.