Are you taking things for granted? If the answer is yes, you might be doing a terrible mistake.
We all live like we are immortals, like we have unlimited time on earth. As a result we are stuck in jobs that we hate, we spend our time like it’s useless crap, we never express our feelings and never work on ourselves so we can make an impact to this world.
Stop Taking Things For Granted Because Life Is Short
Why are you waiting to start living your life? (Do you lack motivation?)
Do you believe that you are immortal?
Do you believe that your body will never react to the junk you are feeding it with?
Stop taking things for granted. I can’t simply stress the importance of this phrase!
You have to understand that nothing lasts forever, let alone your life. Recently I stumbled upon a post on Reddit that really touched my heart. That post resonated 100% with the beliefs and values I want to pass through D&C. Beliefs and values that are essential for a flourishing life.
Like that your time is the most valuable asset you have. It’s the secret of success.
That you shouldn’t settle down for mediocre results. That you should seek excellence.
That you shouldn’t care about other people opinion because what matters is your own desires.
I don’t know the name of the redditor who posted that, but I hope he has found happiness wherever he is now.
I will let him finish that post as his own words might be the most valuable thing that you have ever read in your life. If something can change your life, that’s these words.
Soon I will be gone forever, but that’s okay as long as someone reads this:
I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.
The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions . The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything impactful.
Before, there were so many things that occupied my mind. When I learned how much time I had left, however, it became clear which things are really important. So, I am writing to you for a selfish reason. I want to give meaning to my life by sharing with you what I have realized:
- Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy. It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like. Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.
- It’s stupid to be afraid of others’ opinions. Fear weakens and paralyzes you. If you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day until there is nothing left of you, but a shell of yourself. Listen to your inner voice and go with it. Some people may call you crazy, but some may even think you‘re a legend.
- Take control of your life.Take full responsibility for the things that happen to you. Limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life. Find a sport that makes you happy. Most of all, don’t procrastinate. Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.
- Appreciate the people around you.Your friends and relatives will always be an infinite source of strength and love. That is why you shouldn’t take them for granted.
It is difficult for me to fully express my feelings about the importance of these simple realizations, but I hope that you will listen to someone who has experienced how valuable time is.
I’m not upset because I understand that the last days of my life have become meaningful. I only regret that I will not be able to see a lot of cool stuff that should happen soon like the creation of AI, or Elon Musk’s next awesome project. I also hope that the war in Syria and Ukraine will end soon.
We care so much about the health and integrity of our body that until death, we don’t notice that the body is nothing more than a box – a parcel for delivering our personality, thoughts, beliefs and intentions to this world. If there is nothing in this box that can change the world, then it doesn’t matter if it disappears. I believe that we all have potential, but it also takes a lot of courage to realize it.
You can float through a life created by circumstances, missing day after day, hour after hour. Or, you can fight for what you believe in and write the great story of your life. I hope you will make the right choice.
Leave a mark in this world. Have a meaningful life, whatever definition it has for you. Go towards it. The place we are leaving is a beautiful playground, where everything is possible.
Yet, we are not here forever. Our life is a short spark in this beautiful little planet that flies with incredible speed to the endless darkness of the unknown universe. So, enjoy your time here with passion. Make it interesting. Make it count!
This man would have given everything to have his life back, he would have given everything to be in your place. To be healthy with a bright future in front of you.
He would have stopped taking things for granted and he would enjoy his life to the utmost.
He would have given everything to have another chance to fulfill his dreams, spend time with his loved ones and make an impact in this world. He could have given all the riches in the world for that gift.
If life is so INVALUABLE for him, why are you treating your life, your time and your body like it is junk?
Why are you taking things for granted?