Friday, January 21, 2011

Live For The Future--Find Your Place

"Almost dying changes nothing.  Dying changes everything."
Have you ever heard that line?  It makes you kind of think doesn't it?  It affects all of us in our everyday lives.  I lost my Dad a little over a year ago and he has been such an inspiration to me ever since.  One of my friends best described him.  "He was a man with a project and always looking to the future".  He was always in the forward thinking mindset, and how he was going to fix things, rather than dwell on the horrible sickness he was living through.  His passion was building custom homes, and it shined through during his entire stay in the hospital.

For working professionals that are successful, this is their thought process.  They don't think about where they came from, but where they are going.  It's so easy for us to look back at all the negative things that have impacted our lives.  We learn from all of them, some were good exercises, while others we would just as soon forget about.

If you were told you were going to die on a certain date what would you do?  How would you spend the last precious moments you had?  Who would you go see?  What would you want to accomplish?

Most people focus on the relationships they have, or maybe places they haven't seen.  It's a great question to ask yourself and what you might do if you were left in such an uncompromising situation.  It sounds terrible on paper, but it is reality and it is a great question to ask ourselves.

We only get one chance.  Sometimes we need to ask ourselves some of these questions.  It will help you find your place in life and your real passion(s).

Live for the future, find your place.