I often talk about the fact that so many people let life happen to them, that they don’t take charge of their own destiny. I probably sound like a broken record … but there are always reminders about why this is important.
In the space of a week recently a tragic accident took the life of a young man at my son’s school, and a friend’s father passed away. The young man was 17 years old and the older man was 70+ years old. On Friday I could have joined them when I crashed my motorbike … but I got lucky.
The point is that any of us can go at any time, and while it is not something we want to dwell on it is a fact that gives credibility to a quote from someone else who left this world way too soon. James Dean said “Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today”.
It took me a little while to “get it” but for a long time now I try to have passion for everything that I involve myself with … my family, my business, my industry association, my motorcycle, my learning, my health … every aspect of my life.
It would be absolutely great if one person reading this could “get it”. If that person could understand that, even though it seems like hard work, the ONLY way to truly live your life is with a passion for EVERYTHING in it.
My favorite quote of all time, come from the movie Braveheart … “Every man dies, not every man truly lives!”