Want to Start Really Living? Face Your Own Mortality

Let’s talk mortality, shall we?!  I know, I know, a nice bright, cheery, topic this week. 

I’m convinced that the day you face and integrate the concept of your own mortality is the day you start really living.  

The day that it finally hits you that we all have a finite number of days on this earth.

The day that you realize nobody’s tomorrow is guaranteed.

The day that you awaken to the idea that all along you thought you had all the time in the world, but you really don’t.

I get the question “What’s the Point?” all the time. 

What’s the point of eating healthy, working out, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol, and restricting myself in so many ways?  If my time on Earth is already written in the stars, why even bother? 

Well here’s the point.

If you’re okay with just existing instead of really living, then yeah keep doing what you’re doing. 

If you’re okay with surviving instead of thriving, then yeah keep doing what you’re doing.

If you’re okay with mediocre instead of mind-blowing, then yeah keep doing what you’re doing.

If you’re okay with going through the motions until you can retire someday and hopefully be healthy enough to enjoy a few good years before you’re on the other side of life expectancy, then yeah keep doing what you’re doing.

If you’re okay with just waiting around until hopefully somewhere, somehow a stroke of luck comes your way, then yeah keep doing what you’re doing.

But you didn’t come here to hope. You didn’t come here to wait.  You didn’t come here to just exist.  You didn’t come here to settle for mediocre.

You came here to love.  You came here to grow.  You came here to soak up and spread as much joy as you possibly can.  And you came here to have fun along the way.

As I’m sure you’ve experienced, life can get complicated, and fast.  In actuality though, it’s pretty simple (not to be confused with easy!) if we intentionally stay anchored on the idea that life on this earth is temporary. 

That’s when you experience life in a whole new way.

The vast majority of mass consciousness (aka people!) are walking around feeling like $h!t and they aren’t even awake enough to know that they feel like $h!t.  Most aren’t even aware that there’s a different and better way to do this thing called life.

But there is.

Here’s the skinny – The choices we make every day directly impact the quality and depth of our human experience.

I make choices that enhance the quality of my life experience every day.  In fact, I make these decisions all day.  It’s a moment-to-moment process of training the mind.

I can either live in fear, and therefore pinch myself off from everything I truly want, or I can live in faith.

I can either play small or take major risks in my personal life and my business every single day, to open myself to limitless possibilities.

You can too.  You have the agency to choose how you live.  You have way more power than you realize.  You just have to take the leap of faith and trust.

Four years ago when I was in the middle of my divorce, if someone would have given me a glimpse of what my life looks like today I would have said I have zero ideas how to get there.

But the cool part is that you don’t have to have it all figured out right now. In fact, you don’t have to have anything figured out right now. 

You just have to learn to trust. Trust yourself. Trust the universe. Trust the process.

Show up every day with an open heart and an open mind. That’s it. 

So tell me….

What’s holding YOU back?  What’s preventing you from stepping into your greatness?  Fear?  Fear of what?  Do you even know what you’re afraid of, or is that a conditioned response? 

Stop playing small. That’s not why you’re here. You’re meant for bigger things.

Do the thing that scares you. Say the things that scare you.  Take a leap of faith today.

Integrate, my friends. Integrate the concept of mortality. Welcome it.  Accept it. Celebrate it. It’s here to serve you. And that, my friends, is the point.