Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you had one week left to live, would you still be doing what you’re doing now? In what areas of your life are you preparing to live? Take them off your To Do list and add them to a To Stop list. Resolve to only do what makes you come alive.
Bonus: How can your goals improve the present and not keep you in a perpetual “always something better” spiral?
I remember questions like this from high school. They were/are always a challenge for me. I really struggle with trying to imagine only having a week to live (or some other arbitrary amount of time). Another favorite of mine is,what do I want family and friends to say at my funeral.
Anyway, the first thing that pops into my mind is getting on a plane with David and going to Australia. If I had only a week left, I would want to be with him and I would want to go out doing something fun.