Life is short.
I know… I know.. how many times have you been told that? But it really is, and it is time that we start taking it seriously.
This morning I woke up to the saddening news that Kirk’s uncle had passed away from terminal cancer. He was only 52 years old. He left behind a wife and two young girls. My heart breaks for his family.
After hearing the news, I couldn’t help but wonder if he lived a full life. If he did everything he ever wanted to do. If he found his calling and pursued it. If he was like the majority of society, I would have to bet no.. he did not pursue his calling.
So many people get caught up in what society sees as acceptable that they avoid pursuing their passions until it is too late. Sure.. maybe their passions would leave them tight on money for a while, or maybe their passions would leave them tight on time, but are those really valid excuses? No. Money is everywhere, we just have to look around to find it. Money is truly limitless, you just have to be willing to spend some time searching for it. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, so why do some people pursue their dreams and others cannot find time to do it? PRIORITIES. That’s how.
Life really is too short.
Every day that you wake up breathing, healthy and able to step out of bed you should be grateful. Every day your loved ones wake up and kiss you, you should be rejoicing in their love. I get it.. sometimes it is hard to focus on the gift of life itself when you feel like you have a million things on your plate, but if you feel that way AND you feel like those million things are a burden.. maybe you are doing the wrong thing with your life.
I never wake up thinking that I what I do is a burden. Sure, there are tasks I do not want to do some days, and of course not every day am I motivated to put myself out there, but I am always grateful for the life I am leading. Do I have to work weekends? Yup. But to me that is not a sacrifice because I genuinely love what I do. Do I work upwards of 50 hours a week? Yup, but for most of it I get to work on me and for the rest of it I get to inspire others.
I am truly grateful that I said no to the ‘conventional’ lifestyle.
Do not get me wrong. Some people were meant to do the conventional 9-5. Some people’s callings are to work at Walmart, or McDonalds’, and those people are just as awesome as our doctors and pharmacists. We all need to eat, we all need to buy groceries, and without those people putting in the hours that would not be possible. However, I am sure (just like in every other job), there are people there who hate what they are doing. There are people who are thinking that it is a temporary job until they have x, y or z. But what they do not realize is that if they do not do it BEFORE they have all their ducks in a row, the ducks are just going to stay in the pond. They have to show the Universe that they are willing to do what it takes to pursue their calling, before the Universe will give them the means to do it.
The Universe wants you to pursue your calling, but it won’t help you unless you help yourself.
We were all put on this Earth for a certain reason. There is a certain reason why your dad’s sperm happened upon that particular egg of your mom’s. It was no accident, you were meant to be on this Earth. So stop squandering your gift of life by not pursuing what you were put on this planet for. Stop using the excuse “I do not know what my purpose is” and find it! When you go searching.. when you do the deep inner work you WILL find your passion, I promise you. But again.. you have to put in the work.
So if you have been sitting on the fence for a while truly hating your job, but not wanting to put in the work to find your calling, this is your sign. Go now… do the work, pursue your passion, and stop wasting the little time you have on this planet.