The past 30 days were pretty intense. I had this fantasy to live life like I only had 30 days left to live. I wanted to get the most out of it. I wanted to do all of the things I was too scared to do.
Then I got scared that if I'd do it, I might die for real on the last day.
So I didn't do it. I don't want to die..
Then I thought I could do something else. I did all sorts of cool things. And not so cool things. I think I even got into a fight. But I don't remember the details.
None of the things I ended up doing over the past 30 days were something I'd do if I only had 30 days left to live. Well, maybe one or two. I collected trash for an entire day and made 6 bucks in 9 hours.
I was just too scared to do any of the other things. I was too scared that if I did them, I'd just die. I was too scared that if I did them, I'd fail. And I'd feel miserable. Even though if I succeeded, many people would feel wonderful. Including myself.
Still, my fear held me back from making many people feel wonderful. Including myself.
I guess we all have things we want to do or achieve in our lifetime. But most of the things just can't be done in 30 days. Or two month. Or three months. Or even a few years. Most of the things need a lifetime.
Most of the things can only be dreamed up, created and build over a lifetime. Still, most people live their lives like it's possible. Like it's possible to achieve all of your dreams within just 30 days. To build your legacy in just 30 days.
But instead of working on your legacy, you work on climbing the ladder.
The baggage gets heavier and heavier. And once you arrived at your final destination, once you're all up there, once the heavy weight on your shoulders disappears, you realize that you don't care about the ladder anymore.
You realize that you climbed up the wrong ladder. You realize that you forgot about what really matters to you. But when you realize it, it's too late. It's too late to start working on your legacy..
Don't be a fool like me and believe that you can build a legacy in just 30 days. That 30 days are enough for whatever you're thinking about doing right now.
Instead, ask yourself the following question:
What would I do if I had 30 days left to live?
And then start working on it.
It might take a lot longer than just 30 days.
It might take a lifetime..