We all are mortal beings and we all will die at some point of time. Each day is a fresh start to start living our truth and doing our absolute best work.
If we want to win in our lives, we need to win our days and the best way to win our days is to win our mornings.
Every morning we get a chance to develop ourselves and work on something meaningful. Our mind is fertile and we’re at the peak of our creativity and productivity. Morning time is game on.
As we age, our mornings start slipping away from our hands one by one, and it’s important that we make a good use of them.
Assuming the average life expectancy of 75 years, we all get deposited with 27,375 mornings. And every day, we lose one of those mornings. The earlier we understand this truth and its importance, the better we’ll be able to spend our mornings.
If you’re 25 years old, you still have 18,250 mornings to go. If you’re 50 years old, you have used more than half of your morning stock and you have 9,125 more of them. If you are 65, time is running out and you only have 3,650 mornings to go.
I’m revealing these stats not to intimidate you, but to help you get inspired to take action, because contrary to what we think, we aren’t here forever. We are just tourists who show up, gather experiences and depart when time comes.
In his Stanford commencement speech, Steve Jobs said, “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
Time is of essence, and we need to make sure that we start making a good use of our mornings. How long will you keep waiting before you start living your potential, embrace your legend and express your truth?
If you’re reading this and are 30 years old, 10,950 mornings have gone down the drain, if you are 45, 16,425 mornings kaput, and if you are 60, 21,900 mornings Thanos-snapped. Time is ticking and there’s no point in waiting any longer at the sideline. It’s time to jump in the field and start playing. Unless you play, unless you perform, unless you produce, you will not win.
This isn’t dress rehearsal, as the old adage goes. This is live performance and the show is on. The meaning that you give to your life rests on your shoulders and how well you use the mornings that you are gifted with.