Life is fleeting. Precious. We are never promised tomorrow.
This past year has been such a lesson in loss for me. I lost two of my closest friends and the man I called “Pops” who was my stepdad. It made me realize just how much we must cherish each day, and that we simply must reach out and claim our lives, our destinies while we can.
I was sitting at a funeral this week – of a great man. A man who had weathered the storm of cancer, fought an incredible fight and won, only to find out years later the cancer had resurfaced and in such a way that there was no defeating it this time. This man was my friend, my contemporary, a person who was a big part of my children’s lives. Now he is gone.
How do we reconcile these losses? How do we make sense of them?
The only lesson I can learn from this is just how incredibly important each and every day is in our lives. Don’t you think that on the last day of your life you would do anything for just one more day? How about that day you wasted being angry at someone? How about that day you spent going to a job you hate? How about the day you chose to spend in front of a video game instead of creating a new destiny for yourself and your family?
This is no joke my friends. We only go around once. What are you doing with your chance to make an impact in this world? What will your legacy be?
Today is a day of challenge. I am challenging you to look long and hard at your life. Where are you wasting time? Where could you improve your character, your work ethic? What emotions do you need to heal to move on? You simply can’t afford to hang in the balance of the obstacles you face. You MUST take action today. You are called for something so big you can’t even see it in your mind right now.
I wish that each one of you could see yourselves the way I see you when I’m talking with you. I wish you could see that big plate of potential you have and know in your heart who you really are.
I’m asking you to stop allowing the things you perceive as obstacles to keep you from your destiny. Do not waste a single moment. Life is precious. Go and LIVE it.