Do you know why we need to #live fully?
Kevin McNamara’s tells the following story:
A man was laying on his deathbed and was looking back over his life. He thought about all the opportunities he had, all the ideas he had, all the skills and talents he had, and he thought about how he had wasted them all.
He had so many great ideas that would have helped humanity. But he never gave them life. He only thought about them and then life got in the way. He preferred to go out and spend his money on new clothes, or go down the pub for a beer with his mates or to watch the footy.
He thought about what a great talent and skill he had for painting. He could look at a person for 2 minutes and then draw them and paint them and they looked amazing. And he thought about how he should have used that talent and share that skill with the world.
But he didn’t. He didn’t think he was good enough to do it professionally, even though people had asked him to. He thought about the countless opportunities he had to make more money and to give his wife and children a better life, but again he preferred his mates and his beer down at the pub.
He had a dream once to become a great painter, move his family to Hawaii and spend his days painting and enjoying his life with the enormous income he would earn from his paintings. But he did nothing about that dream. While he was lying there in deep regret, deathbed regret, he heard the door of his room open.
In walked opportunity, ideas, dreams, skills and talents.
They looked at him with sad eyes, angry eyes. Opportunity looked at him and said “We came to you many, many times. We wanted you to give us all here life. But you didn’t. You wasted us. Now we are going to die along with you. Forever.”
What dreams and opportunities, skills and talents do you have that you are wasting? What will be your deathbed regrets? Don’t let that happen to you.
When you are on your deathbed make sure you are so relaxed and so happy and fulfilled that you can say “Life. You gave me so much and I lived it to the absolute fullest. I lived my dream, I took every opportunity you gave, I used my skills and talents as best I could and I loved my life. I’m ready to go. Satisfied, happy.”
Don’t die with your music still in you. Don’t have deathbed regrets. Be the best you can and live with passion!
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