The ONLY two things that count when you arrive at your death bed

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It’s time to change the focus of your life.

That is the point from which we all usually live our life: i.e. the problems, the goals, the struggles, the achievements, the insecurities, the vanity, the doubt, the fears, and the constant need to compare.

The constant need to tear down in order to raise ourselves up.

The shit that we carry on with day in day out.

None of it matters.

It’s time to switch it around and start living life from the point of your death.

What will count when that final breath arrives?

What memories will race through your mind as you approach the end of your life?

How will those memories send you off into the next one? With a peaceful smile of contentment? Or a grimace of angst and unhappiness with the knowing that you fucked it all up?

Something that was indeed quite simple.

There are ONLY two things that will count when it’s all over.

  1. Did I play full out and live my BEST life?
  2. Was I kind to others?

This is it.

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If you can answer yes to both of these then you will leave knowing that you left an indelible footprint created to forever change the lives of others as they continue on their journey.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see ~ Mark Twain

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.

Mostly, as I see yet another Facebook update or post written about how someone else is annoying because they choose to do things a certain way.

Some people are known for being grumpy and rude, self-serving, judgemental and condescending to others. I couldn’t stop thinking about it today as I wondered around the Sydney Aquarium staring at sharks.

Why? Why would you want to be like this? Why would you want to spend your days being grumpy and mean and proud about it?

Why would you want to make other people feel small? People, who are just trying to follow one of the only thing that matters on their death beds – living their best life.

Why play negative, hurtful and small?

I realized it’s because they haven’t figured it out. It’s because most of us haven’t?

We walk around in a haze about death refusing to accept that it will one day be our reality.

Instead, we should be paying attention to what death is when it arrives.

I guarantee if you spend your days being an arsehole and judgemental – just as an effort to make yourself feel good – when it comes your time to leave, you will leave with regret.

Death is a moment of truth. It’s when you discover who you really chose to be here on Earth.

Death speaks it loud and clear and gives you no time for begging or second chances to GET IT RIGHT.

So from now on every time you decide that through fear or insecurity you are NOT going to follow your dreams, know you will regret that when it is time to go and you won’t be able to fix it.

Don’t waste any more time. You don’t know when death will arrive.

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is it you really want to do with your life? Go and do it now. It’s never too early or late, the right time is now.

Know that every time you are grumpy, judgemental, small, or  mean instead of kind;  when it comes time to go, you will intake that last breath so sharply as you realize the truth.

You got it all wrong. All of it. And you will NEVER ever get the chance to make it better.

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