Ever wondered what separates the greats from the rest in life’s grand tapestry? Quite often, the secret sauce is the motivational fire that burns inside.
As humans, we’re somewhat quirky in how we perceive time. We’re often sidetracked by the insignificant, overlooking what genuinely matters. Instead of following our heart’s desires, we find ourselves chasing shadows and living up to others’ expectations.
It’s no surprise then that, as noted by Bronnie Ware in her impactful book Top Five regrets of the Dying, one of the most profound regrets people voice on their deathbed is: “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
Now, here’s where we get it wrong: thinking there’s always another tomorrow, believing we’re masters of every twist and turn.
Take, for instance, putting off that dream vacation, waiting for the ‘right’ time to pursue a passion, or shelving ambitions thinking there’s always more time. What’s the reality? Time’s sands are ever slipping and not everything is within our grasp.
In order to truly appreciate the essence and beauty of life, it is important that we acknowledge our limited nature. We gain a greater appreciation of life once we realize that we are limited in time and energy.