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Live For Today – Carpe Diem

Watch showing time as nowWe’ve been told that being responsible means saving for retirement or for a rainy day.  Sure, you need to be responsible.  But you also need to live!

This doesn’t just apply to money.  It applies to everything.  As you maximize experiences and minimize things, really do your best to experience life.

If it’s a nice day, go outside and experience it.  If you have work to do, try and do it outside or reorganize your schedule to give yourself some time outside.

We tend to procrastinate on the important things in life and devote too much of our time to the unimportant things.  Don’t fall victim to this curse.

I enjoy talking to the elderly as they are often full of interesting stories and wisdom.  I have heard so many times that one should spend more time with loved ones.  Or they advise that we should pursue the things in life that give us the most pleasure and positivity.

How to reorganize and live for today:

  1. Look at your daily activities and see where you spend your time
  2. See what you can live without and eliminate those things
  3. Ask what you are missing in your life that you’d like to experience
  4. Incorporate those things in your life
  5. Repeat

If this process sounds too easy or too difficult, the next post sharing Ric Elias’s story will show you why it’s so important to not put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

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  1. Rebeka Bálint
    Rebeka Bálint says:

    Actually many misunderstand the message of Carpe diem..and live like hedonists, doing whatever they want, whenever they want without avoiding consequences, responsibilities..considering that we only live once..Which is true. But still..the point rather is to live each and every moment. To be present in the respective moment..And be happy and grateful for that 🙂

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  1. […] Ric said that he had a bucket list of things he wanted to do, people he wanted to reach out to, fences to mend, experiences to have.  Yet when you know you’re about to die, you realize you have no time to do any of these things anymore.  His philosophy now is “I no longer want to postpone anything in life. That urgency, that purpose has really changed my life.”  In other words, live for today. […]

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  3. […] Ric said that he had a bucket list of things he wanted to do, people he wanted to reach out to, fences to mend, experiences to have.  Yet when you know you’re about to die, you realize you have no time to do any of these things anymore.  His philosophy now is “I no longer want to postpone anything in life. That urgency, that purpose has really changed my life.”  In other words, live for today. […]

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