Prompt: Come Alive by Jonathan Mead
Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you had one week left to live, would you still be doing what you’re doing now? In what areas of your life are you preparing to live? Take them off your To Do list and add them to a To Stop list. Resolve to only do what makes you come alive.
Bonus: How can your goals improve the present and not keep you in a perpetual “always something better” spiral?
Yes, if I had one week to live, I would still do what I am doing. The only difference would be the people around me would treat me more consciously. Perhaps they would even listen. That could be nice.
I spend 30 minutes every day planning my day and looking at the week. Then I live it. Living, no matter what I'm doing, is where I am alive. And if I am not, then it's my slip and has nothing to do with my actions.
Bonus is not applicable.