This quote from Canadian writer Robin Sharma really got to me! I had to share it as a #MondayMotivation to encourage us all to make the most out of our lives while we can.
I’ve gone to a good amount of funerals over the past two years (a few as a result of COVID-19, but others just of people who have gotten older and fallen sick). At funerals, people often talk about the impact that the deceased person has had on their lives and what they did while they were on earth.
These funerals have made me consider my own mortality and the legacy I want to leave behind. But they’ve also made me remember that you only have one life to live. I want to be able to say that I conquered new challenges, explored great places, made amazing memories with family and friends, and, most importantly, lived out my God-given purpose and made an impact on the lives of others. I don’t want to look back with regret as I get older thinking about missed opportunities or memories. I don’t want to live the same days, months, and years, over and over and over again. How about you?
That starts with making intentional decisions about your life – from career and family to hobbies and dating, or whatever other goals or interests you may have. If you’re a bit of a homebody like me, it’s become more of a challenge to get outside and do things. Interrupt your daily habits by introducing some new hobbies or events. Volunteer with local organizations or find a group in your area with mutual interests. Finally take that trip you’ve been thinking about, even if that means you have to go solo. Take steps to make that career shift that you’ve been dreaming about.