I have been looking at my numbers and guess what, they are certainly not in my favour. What am I talking about? Well I did the math – I was born exactly 16,330 days ago (on 2nd April 1968). If I live to be 70 years old I will have lived a total of 25,567 days. Meaning I only have 9,237 days left to get to 70. And I am shocked. But why don’t you do your own math?
Ok so why 70 years? Because I believe beyond 70 my levels of energy will naturally be less than they are today. What guarantees are there that I will reach 70 years? Well absolutely none but one has to start with some assumption, right?
So here is the bottom-line. Since time is not on my side I am concerned that I still have goals to achieve, dreams to accomplish, lives to touch, plans to complete etc. and my days are literally numbered.
Yeah so what you say. So verily I say unto thee my dear friend your days are numbered too. You only have so many of them before your time is up. This I believe gives you and me and any other purpose driven human being alive a sense of urgency, a different perspective on the value of time, a more pronounced sense of purpose.
What you will acquire, accomplish or become is what you will have envisioned and actioned. As we close 2012 what vision are you formulating for yourself in 2013. By the end of 2013 what are you aiming to have achieved, accomplished and become? What will you do? What will you have? What will you be? In other words what’s your VISION? And remember the secret is to write down that vision and re-visit it at least every week as you take massive action.
Time is not on your side. Already you are about 2 minutes older than you were when your opened this email.
No vision and you perish;
No Ideal, and you’re lost;
Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost.
Some hope, some dream to cling to,
Some rainbow in the sky,
Some melody to sing to,
Some service that is high.
Harriet Du Autermont
(Written on 17 December 2012)