Don't just think of it in the sense of your career. Your career is only 1 line in your obituary. When that line is done being written what else is left of you? What else have you done? What else do you want to be remembered for? What is your mark in your neighborhood, city, state, or even the world. You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.
If you died tomorrow what would you regret? Now is the time to eliminate those regrets. Now is the time to ignore everything that does not make you happy. Life is short, when will you challenge yourself to live a bigger, more meaningful, more fulfilling, and a deeper life.
Don't live your life on autopilot or get into a patterned way of life. How would that sound on an obituary: Jane Doe did the same thing everyday and was very dependable. Yes it's nice, but it doesn't make anyone smile. It doesn't make anyone remember the amazing person that you are.
People tend to stay in their comfort zones and never venture outside of that zone. The great thing about that is that its never too late to change the words on your obituary... well as long as you're alive that is. What inspires you? Do that, explore that, become that person.
The thoughts of what you would do if you died tomorrow is of course a truly terrifying one. If you die tomorrow, it means you need to start your legacy now. Do things you've never thought you could. Make sure your life outside of your career is also truly fulfilled and happy.
I want to leave all my readers with 3 questions as I close this post.
- Are you living a meaningful life?
- If your life was a movie, would you enjoy watching it?
- What is stopping you from living the life you want to live?