Perspective frequently makes the difference in the choices we make in life. If we feel a sense of urgency we are more likely to try to accomplish a task. People motivate themselves in different ways but a key characteristic of those who create movement is a sense that they have to get it done.
As you may have heard, we only have one life to live so we might as well make the most of it. Why then is it that people spend incredible amounts of time and effort on everything but what is truly meaningful to them. It’s almost as if someone told us along the way that we couldn’t accomplish what we wanted in life. So we settle for what comes our way, focusing on subsistence rather than growth. A positive way to begin redirecting your thoughts is to ask yourself, “If I only had one week to live, what would I want to do?”
Life is a precious and finite gift. Why would anyone choose to live it without doing something they really love? Think about your own situation and think about what you really want to do in life. Then put some thought into what you can actually do to incorporate your dream into your everyday life. As you begin working on your dream you will find that you begin feeling happier and more balanced because you are connecting with who you really are. Life is just funner when you’re doing stuff you like.
Build in some urgency starting today. What would you do if you only had a week to live? Now start making it happen.