Life is short. Deep down we know this. But often, we live as though we have all the time in the world. Because it feels safe. Thinking about the shortness of life, or dare I say even death, is scary. It is uncomfortable. It makes us feel uneasy.
I turn 45 years old this year. So for me the reality is that, in all likelihood, I have fewer days ahead of me than I do behind me. Time-wise I am on the downward slope. With the clock ticking.
I came across a quote today by artist-writer-speaker Auston Kleon. He says:
“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use—do the work you want to see done.” –Auston Kleon
Brilliant. So simple, so succinct.
We need to quit second-guessing ourselves. Quit trying to anticipate the market. Quit trying to get it all right in advance. Just do something. Anything. Pursue your dreams. Go for the life you want. Because there are no guarantees and we don’t know how many days we have left.
Life is short. Roll the dice.