“Live as though you are dying, and die like you will live forever.”
I am not one for New Year’s resolutions, I often find that they are merely a guilt trip waiting to happen, but I do however believe in setting goals and having purpose. Therefore, every now and again I think it’s good to reexamine what you are aiming for and where you’re heading.
Here are two questions that I have found to be helpful on my journey:
- If someone wrote you a check for 5 million dollars, what would you do with it?
2. If God told you that you only had 12 months left to live what would you do with your time?
The reason I like to ask myself these two questions is because they help me to put things into perspective. They often set off a chain of other questions that help me to priorities the people and things that are important to me. For example, would I still be working at a dead-end job if I had 5 million? What would I rather be doing with my time if I didn't have much of it left? And how can I get busy doing what I would rather be doing? 365 days have passed and what is amazing is that we are given another 365 days to make the most of, and to step ever closer to becoming more of who we really want to be.
I hope that these two questions will help you focus on your priorities and reconnect with your purpose.