Put yourself on the line and see what you’re really made of.
Turn off on society’s expectations and follow your bliss.
Bet on your curiosity and dig deep to make it a passion.
Surround yourself with people who demand the best of you.
Take a chance, fall on your face and then do it all over again.
Quit the 9-5 and egomaniac boss and start the dream inside.
Tell someone what you really feel about them before it’s too late.
Turn the phone off, unsubscribe from media and go into nature.
Stop waiting for the ‘right’ time or until life gets less hectic for you.
Make the decision you’ve procrastinated on and don’t look back.
Choose a craft that makes you feel alive and pursue it with fervor.
Be willing to be mocked and made fun of as you tackle your dreams.
Here’s the truth:
We don’t have much time left.
In the blink of an eye, we’ll be 82 years old if we make it that far —looking back on our lives asking ourselves:
- Did we play it safe or take risks?
- Did we bet on others or ourselves?
- Did we squeeze the nectar out of life?
- Did we honor the sheer miracle of this?
- Did we live with a rage to exist every day?
As Seneca said in his brilliant essay, On The Shortness Of Life:
Life is long if you know how to use it.
Die empty —or else.
(Shoutout to Todd Henry who is responsible for this slogan.)
It’s what we’re here for.