Impact: There is Precious Little Time
I don’t think about it often, but there is one universal truth all humans share. We have precious little time to make an impact. Do you ever think about that? If you’re anything like me, every once in a while the universe comes along, taps you on the shoulder and whispers in your ear, “Remember why you are here.”
Whether we are going to plant a tree, write a book, be a good parent or change the world, we’d better hurry. Of course we want our lives to matter. Who doesn’t, right? But once we understand our place in time, we sense that, if we are going to make an impact, we must work with a sense of urgency. If at all possible, we want to make an impact today.
Inspired to Make an Impact
We have a funny relationship with death. We often want to look away, and not think about it. We want to enjoy the illusion of immortality as long as possible. But this thought, that life is both amazing and brief, inspires me. There is no time to sulk that my feelings were hurt by some random person on Facebook. There is precious little time to make peace with loved ones and to see the places I want to see and to work in alignment with my purpose. There is precious little time to make an impact.
What Do You Want to Do Before you Die?
What about you? What impact do you want to have? At the end of your life, what do you want to be known for? Pick one thing. Tell me in the comments below. I’ll go first.
And share this post with a friend. Maybe they want a chance to tell us what they want to do with this one short, amazing life.