Life Is Shorter Than You Think So Live Today To The Fullest!


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Even though we all know our life on earth is not timeless, we do not realize how short life is for us. Majority of us see life as far longer than it is in reality.

Since we think our existence is far longer than it really is, we are failing to live our lives to the fullest with countless procrastination at our feet.

All we have is today and instead of embracing today with everything we have, we seem to see more worthiness in tomorrow when we are not even sure of what tomorrow will bring to us.

An event last week pushed me into thinking about how short life is for us all. It knocked me to realize that fighting for a better tomorrow is quite useless in many ways. Why don’t we fight for a better today instead of tomorrow?

There are countless things we will want to do, see or achieve before our lives on earth come to an end. Most of these things are projected into tomorrow when we can kick start them today.

We seem to spend enough energy seeking to better tomorrow, and in doing so, forgetting to live today. Why are we wasting so much time on what we do not have and little or no time on what we already have? Why do we appreciate tomorrow so much than today-something we can boldly say we have?

Life is a beautiful journey but it is the non timeless nature of life which makes it what it is…Until we begin to see that life is far shorter than we think by beginning to live each day to the fullest, we will never see the hidden beauty and fulfilment that comes with life.

What is it that you want to do or want to be? Start being that thing now.  Do you want to be a good friend, a good daughter or son, a kind or helpful individual? Start being it today because the tomorrow you wish for may never come to you.

Anytime I think about the non timeless nature of life, I remember what Mark Twain once said. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Even if tomorrow reaches you and you have chased the things that you want in life without achieving the results you really wanted, you will not be much disappointed. You will be more disappointed by those things that you did not do and left them for tomorrow.

Look at the length of life with all the cynicism you can by doing much for yourself, your family and friends today than you think you can do tomorrow.

Each day you wake up; remember that is all you have, the tomorrow we worry about may never come so why leave all your important eggs to be cracked tomorrow?

Whether you decide to live life to the fullest each day or not, the fact remains; life is far shorter than you think. Live it or leave it!


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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Esq
I am a Hedonist, Contrarian, Traveller, Lawyer, Atheist, Thinker, Writer, Minimalist & a Professional Truth Sayer.

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    1. Kuukua, I am glad you like the piece and it is able to remind you of how short life is…Hope to see you more around here!

  1. It’s strange how we do think that way and always thinking about tomorrow! And as they rightfully say’ tomorrow never comes! Guess it’s about your level of motivation. Thanks for the encouragement and insight! It’s easy to keep going and not stop and think about such things. Keep it coming Chris’ am always here every week without fail! 😉

    1. Glad you love it…It is indeed strange how we place to much worthiness in tomorrow and giving today a little, when in fact, we have today and not tomorrow!