Steve Jobs once said, “Live as if today was your last day on earth because one day you will be right!”
Now that’s something to ponder. I have a friend who says the old statement, “you can be here today and gone tomorrow” should be amended to state, “you can be here today and gone today!”
I REALIZE THIS IS NOT A POPULAR TOPIC
Look, l don’t want to put you in a depressing mood. My goal is to challenge you to live full out. So I want you to ask yourself these three life changing questions and then put real honest answers to them and start moving towards your goals.
IF YOU COULD OFFER A NEWBORN BABY ONLY ONE PEICE OF ADVICE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
This question is so thought provoking because it allows you to reflect on all your life experiences and offer it to someone who’s just getting started. Because you can only give ONE piece of advice it will make you focus on what’s the most important piece to living full. I have no doubt you would provide great information, inspiration and insights to this precious child that would be priceless but worth millions!
WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, WILL YOU HAVE SAID MORE THAN YOU’VE DONE?
This question correlates with the first one. Giving great direction is excellent but if you’re not following your own advice than you’re missing the mark. Everyone knows that talk is cheap but truth is most people still talk a good game as if it was currency. The bible reminds us that people are known by their fruit, not by their words (Matthew 7: 16-20). So if your answer is met with more word than action then you need to put the mic down and pick up the shovel!
STANDING AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN, GOD ASKS YOU, “WHY SHOULD I LET YOU IN?”
Having the knowledge and putting it to work is both essential to your success. But the real key to living a good life is living in your true purpose. We started off by agreeing that one day we are all going to die and of course we will have to answer to the highest judge of all. I believe we are created for a purpose and that purpose will lead to our ultimate assignment, which is to serve others with excellence. So make it count because rest assure you will have to be give an account.
I really hope you saw the theme in all three of these life questions which is TAKING ACTION. These question primarily don’t focus on planning, considering, wondering or wandering…but instead DOING.
DON’T GET ME WRONG
Look, I’m not promoting that you sacrifice your health, family, morals, beliefs, etc.. to step into your destiny because then it becomes a futile goal. Instead, I am challenging you (and myself) to stop acting like the people in the video below.
Stop putting off our dreams to build the business, career and wealth as if tomorrow is promised because as my friend reminds us that you can be here today and gone today… and your dreams, goals, purpose will leave with you incomplete.
Shawn Dorrough - The WealthShift Strategist