You’re gonna die young

Have you ever asked yourself this question: What if I’m gonna die young?

What a killer intro, right?!

But I did ask myself this, because there are no guarantees that it’s going to be otherwise. And for most people, death is the greatest motivator of all.

It’s not easy to think about and accept, but life is short. The though of death is sometimes the only one that makes you think: Fuck – I’m not doing shit, I’m wasting all this time and nothing is happening.

I believe that death can be so impactful and motivating that I was even considering opening a blog called www.you’regonnadie.com . Literally close down www.LeoBurca.com and start the other blog.

When you tell people: “You’re gonna die” they get this strange mixture of emotions and think “You know what, he’s right! I’m curious what the heck he will write about on this blog.

I’m not going to do that, because I’m not an extremist. But if I would be just a little extremist, I would at least change my title from “We use the art & science of success to transform ambitious dreams into reality” to “Act like you’re gonna die young” or something.

The point is that you have no guarantees that you’re going to live until you’re 25, 30, 35 or 40 years old. Not to mention 60,70, 80 y.o. Yeah, life expectancy can be a good indicator – can be up to 65, 70, 75, 80. But you know how those things are calculated and that some things are excluded from the quantitative data.

You personally, have no guarantee that you’re going to be in a car accident tomorrow and be smashed by somebody you’ve never crossed paths with before. Or that you might make a stupid mistake and end up in an accident that will trash your car and yourself at the same time. A lightning can hit you in the head, as slim as those chances might be (higher than winning the lottery though 🙂 ).

The truth is that even though the world has become safer than in the past hundreds of years, the point still remains that something sudden can happen that will terminate your life.

We don’t want that – but let’s just entertain the thought.

What would you do if you knew you’re gonna die young? If you’d knew that you’re not gonna get to your 30s, 40s or 50s?

How would you act? What would you do differently in your life?

What goals would you set for yourself?

How would your work ethic be? Would your job be the same?

How much love would you offer? Would you contact your parents and friends more often? Would your donations be different?

Just take a second to think about it…

At least my answers would differ a bit from what I’m doing today.

I have this concept in my head for a long time, and I’m trying my best to live by it and realize that I have no guarantees that I’m going to live long.

And to be honest with you, I would rather LIVE 35 YEARS FULL OF LIFE, than to live 70 years and realize I’m not satisfied with myself, with my past and daily decisions and with the fact that I’m not chasing any of my dreams. That I’m not satisfied about the person that’s next to me. And that I settled for less than I am – less than I could be.

That would make my 70 years a living hell. Instead of making a paradise out of my 35 years.

So think about it…

I’ve seen death so many times. So many times. It’s inevitable and it’s unpredictable.  And it should be unpredictable. You should just take this information and guarantee that it’s gonna happen and use it.

Use it to motivate yourself and live life own your own terms, as the true architect that your were meant to be.

How would you live if you knew you’re gonna die young?

 

***Citius, Altius, Fortius. (~Faster, Higher, Stronger)

Leonard Burcă

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