What’s one tip for amping the passion you have for people? For what you do? For living?
Recognize you’re only ever one breath away from eternity.
I watched through the window as this truck driver tried moving the SUV on his rig, only to find out the vehicle wouldn’t shift into gear, and had no breaks. The only thing that kept him from going over was that it bottomed out at the last second.
When he climbed down I ran over and patted him on the shoulder. “Jesus totally had your back on that one, bro.”
“Yeah,” he said nervously. “Yeah, he did.”
Wrestling with the subject of our own finite mortality – while sometimes sobering – can also be the source of incredible inspiration.
A fish-fry dinner says he hugged his wife a little tighter when he got home that night.
So ask yourself.
What if this was the last time I cleaned the house?
What if this was the last set of data I entered?
What if this was the last customer I helped?
But go further.
What if this was the last time I hugged my wife?
Kissed my children?
High-fived a friend?
One of the secrets to living passionately in the moments we’re given is coming to grips with the fact we may never get the next one.
Don’t shy away from your mortality. It will only make you fearful. Embrace it. You’ll live for others unlike ever before. ch: