The uncle of a friend of my daughters died suddenly over the weekend. It is believed that he had a heart attack whilst playing football.
He was 30!
He was recently married and had his whole life ahead of him.
It turned out to be a sad weekend for many with the news of the death of Nelson Mandela, one of the worlds real change agents in my opinion. For someone to be incarcerated for over 20 years and then to change the history of a country upon his release is just so amazing.
However, the point if this post is to highlight the need for all of us to live our life to the full each and every day. To focus on the present rather than always looking to the future. I’m not saying that planning for the future is wrong, those of you who have read my previous posts will know my philosophy about this.
What I am saying though is that there has to be a balance.
Get the most out of each day. Focus on the present. Live in the here and now. Yes, plan for the future but don’t ever forget that you can change the world (your world) today. Don’t procrastinate, take action today and reap the rewards today.
Unfortunately, there is one certainty in all of our life’s – that one day, tomorrow will not come! As we don’t know when that day will be, isn’t it a best practice to live today as if it’s your last?
Think about this – if you knew that today was your last day on this earth, what would you absolutely do?
Now go and do it!