When you’re a young buck you might think that you have all the time left in the world, but do you really?
Something that I’ve tried to drive home on this blog is the concept of living life to the fullest everyday, because we are not guaranteed tomorrow.
A forum member on the Project Playboy Forum posted a fascinating post on what he does to remind himself that life is short.
He posted an article from another blog that I found to be fascinating and inspiring. In that article the author explains how to break down how many DAYS we have left to live on average. Thinking about your life in the concept of DAYS, instead of YEARS can abruptly bring you back down to reality and help you hyper-focus on what’s really important to YOU in the short time we have on earth.
Here’s the article he linked to: http://kk.org/ct2/my-life-countdown-1/
I posted this on the forum breaking down what my Life Calculator had to say.
So according to the calculator I have 45 years left.
My date of death is estimated on October 2, 2060.
Days left: 16,425
Now let’s shave off another 7 years for smoking/drinking = 38 years
Would put me dying at around 69 years old.
Days left: 13,870
Now here’s the interesting part that the Project Playboy poster and the other blog post author made:
Once you figure up how long on average you have left to live, then use a countdown timer on your computer desktop to show you many DAYS you have left.
This is absolutely brilliant.
I started doing this after reading the forum post and article and just in a matter of a couple of days here’s what I’ve noticed:
#3. The Minor ‘Problems’ of Life Seem Less Important
Putting your life in the scope of DAYS, instead of years, may very well remind you that focusing on minor problems is a waste of time. Getting annoyed over life’s ‘potholes’, other people’s attitudes and even that girl who didn’t text you back 😉 is a complete waste of your most valuable asset: your time.
Let it go. Focus on the bigger picture.
#2. Renewed Energy
For whatever reason I’ve found my energy levels have shot up. I feel like I have more energy because I’m even more focused on taking advantage of every waking hour I have. I believe that seeing DAILY the countdown clock on my computer is the perfect kickstart to the day.
#1. Renewed Perspective
It’s easy to think (especially when you’re younger) that you have all the time in the world, but you and I don’t. Our time on earth is limited and I’ve found that something as simple as this life countdown clock on my desktop has renewed my perspective on what I still plan to get done.
It has provided clarity of vision and that is key to success.
I highly advise that you read that article that I linked to because he breaks it all down step-by-step and it’s truly remarkable. Here’s the link again: http://kk.org/ct2/my-life-countdown-1/
Cheers to a great week and let’s take advantage of every day we have on earth, because we’re not guaranteed tomorrow.
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