Thinking About Death Clarifies Your Life
Posted on July 24, 2013 by Pamela Dale, One of Thousands of Life Coaches on Noomii.
Many of us have the hidden fear that we are wasting our lives.
But there is always tomorrow right?have earned the right to not do x because _______…. We all do it, rationalize our excuses. We have a way of putting of being bold, of living our own lives.
Why don’t we do something different? Why don’t we step up?
One reason is that we lack the willpower and discipline. We have become a quick fix society and if it doesn’t happen overnight we quit.
We start new regimes, diets, exercise programs, relationships, writing our book and soon we find ourselves quitting … again…or one day we just give up for good.
We walked out on ourselves…sabotaging…we all do it and will again…
We take time for granted. We are not aware of what truly is at stake.
There is always tomorrow right?
Our society has become demoralized as well. We have lost hope in our own future. Why even try.
So how do we forge ahead when things become difficult or overwhelming?
We need to accept that time is limited.
We need to become aware of what truly is at stake.
There is only one thing we’re at risk of losing every moment…Our Future.
We think we have limitations financially, cognitively, and physically but Death is the ultimate limitation.
One day it will be too late. That may be the case for my best friend she has cancer.
I “woke up” to my reality…my future was not headed in the direction I wanted it to go. I thought I had lots of time…due to my denial I was immortal…or so I thought.
Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives. It did for me.
A perhaps grim but very effective way to look at your life is from the perspective of your death bed. Nothing brings about willpower and discipline faster than the thought of a wasted future. Your older self knows how precious every moment is.
When you envision your death bed do you feel you have been squandering your life?
What is your version of a destroyed future?