*IMPORTANT* The Question That Changed My Life... Literally...

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I am not joking, this question changed my life. I always ask it to everyone who I give advice to, and the look on their face, and their actions after, show that they have changed too.

It was a question asked to me by a friend of mine who is a GREAT marketer, but not in the IM niche at all (but it is an AMAZING niche!)...

WITHOUT DOING THE MATH... How long does the average person live, IN DAYS?

A) Tens of thousands of days?
B) Hundreds of thousands of days?
C) Millions of days?
D) Billions of days?


Remember, do not do the math!

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Most people say either C. or D. The actual answer is A.

The average person lives about 28,000 days.

I myself had said "millions" because I thought it was a trick and one would guess billions. Nope.

Moral of the story is: Life is short. Don't do something if you aren't happy, don't sit around and let time pass you buy.



I hope it has changed your outlook too!
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  • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
    Originally Posted by MouseandMice View Post

    WITHOUT DOING THE MATH... How long does the average person live, IN DAYS?

    The average person lives about 28,000 days.
    I hope it has changed your outlook too!
    They say the first answer that comes to mind is usually right- well in this case, I was right. I didn't do the math, nor did I look at the multiple choices, and my first guess was 20k days.

    So, I was off by only 8k, all using the power of the sub conscious mind !

    My Genius friend always says "answers just pop in my head" - he's not lying.

    This just proves to me, my first impressions are usually (somewhat) accurate. I was off by 8k, so still room for improvement. My internal clock is pretty accurate too. The mind is a wonderful toy

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author adrianasalmon
    That was an eye opener I would have guessed millions. Youre right life is short. with that in mind we should live life to the fullest everyday.
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    • Profile picture of the author RickGueli
      Originally Posted by adrianasalmon View Post

      That was an eye opener I would have guessed millions. Youre right life is short. with that in mind we should live life to the fullest everyday.
      Uh huh. The question is HOW. This is more often than not easier said than done.

      It's one of the paradoxes of life, where to live life - one that is, statistically speaking, "short" - to the fullest, one must learn to live IN THE MOMENT as though it were eternal, and we were infinite.

      Also, the interplace between sex and death is a powerful dynamic; the latter representing a cessation, and the first representing a continuation. This is the reason why these two themes are SUCH powerful motivators in marketing...

      How do you think we could incorporate these two energies in order to live life to the fullest?
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  • Profile picture of the author DonTino
    I would have said may be one or two days because most people might be alive throughout their lives but actually LIVING it as to what they consider real LIVING most only do this a few days in their lives.

    Tino
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    Great post. Life actually is very short, and one should try to go after what one wants.

    I've witnessed many people procrastinate starting off, and they have excuses (not reasons) for that. Your post servers as a good reminder to them not to let time pass by, it's precious and won't come back.

    Do what you want to and get started now, as the time you're waiting for never comes.
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  • Profile picture of the author buzzword
    Awesome post. and obvious motivator!
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    • Profile picture of the author fred59
      good example, my guess was correct and I know life is to short not to spend it doing the things you love most... gave me my first smile today! Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author KimberlyAWallace
      365 x er.. I guess you are right I won't do the math. But thanks for the reminder I have plenty I want to see and do before the time is up
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Klatt
    Thanks for the inspiring post.

    I answered B, because somehow I thought of 365 X 10 years = 36,500, so I guess I quick (mis)calculated some of the math ;-)

    My dad's a college math professor, so please let's just keep that between us

    The point is well taken... and I would add to live each day fully.

    Actually, I thought it was a trick question, because I clicked on this link from the home page showing the last post from Kimberly where I first saw 365 before I read the question and I thought the answer was something like:

    "We only live one day (at a time)".

    There is much wisdom within exploring this deeper.

    Warmly,
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    • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
      Originally Posted by Dan Klatt View Post

      Thanks for the inspiring post.

      I answered B, because somehow I thought of 365 X 10 years = 36,500, so I guess I quick (mis)calculated some of the math ;-)

      My dad's a college math professor, so please let's just keep that between us

      The point is well taken... and I would add to live each day fully.

      Actually, I thought it was a trick question, because I clicked on this link from the home page showing the last post from Kimberly where I first saw 365 before I read the question and I thought the answer was something like:

      "We only live one day (at a time)".

      There is much wisdom within exploring this deeper.

      Warmly,
      Dan
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      You did the math!!!

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  • It's Ironic that as we do things we love time passes so quickly.
    Life is never too short if we have used that life to achieve,help others and show love so that those who have felt our presence then go on to do the same.
    If I died tomorrow but someone had learnt from me what love truly is today I'd be the happiest person in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Martin
    Amen.

    Do your best each day.........................Ricky

    Thanks for sharing...
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  • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
    YAY! I am back from indoctrination week... it was amazing.

    With that said... to the people who took time to do this, I am very glad to see that it has opened your eyes... It really did for me...

    I mean, I have lived almost 1/4 of my life already... and that is IF I die at the norm...

    A friend of a friend of mine just passed in a car accident last week.
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  • Profile picture of the author coachmike
    Always interesting to hear of the shortness of life...in this realm.

    Yet, I can't help but wonder why we...a group of people who acknowledge a belief and acceptance of things like the power of the mind, the law of attraction, and other more eternal principles and concepts...get caught up in focusing on the SHORTNESS of life.

    Life isn't SHORT. Life is eternal. We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are eternal spiritual beings having a human experience.

    Life is ETERNAL.

    Yet, of course, there is good reason to be reminded that our association with others may be temporarily suspended as they (or we) pass from this realm into another. That separation, usually called death by those of us still here, can be sad, painful, and difficult to bear.

    I do like the previous post that reminded us that the best way to get the most out of life was to focus on living it in the moment, NOW. Hear! Hear!
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  • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
    Woah, I had actually sort of forgotten than this post was here!

    I love reading all of these replies... In a stupid way, I like to think that it has helped at least one person... right?

    Maybe it had a big impact one person like it did with me :-D
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  • Profile picture of the author stanli
    The human mind is a binary critter, what it focuses on becomes realler to the exclusion of what is unlike the object of focus. So if you want to be happy, focus on that. If you want life rather than death, focus on that. Light and darkness can't coexist, one excludes the other. Or more accurately, the light destroys the dark. Not vice versa. And the infinite I AM can open the windows to heaven and shed light on all around. Just needs focus.
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    • Profile picture of the author shanferg
      You are absolutely right that life is short and also life is precious, so live each day like its your last and spend time with the people you love for sometimes tomorrow never comes.
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      • Profile picture of the author oboi2121
        Hello Omari Taylor Here,

        Wow. Thanks for that little bit of information. I am definitely doing what I love and having fun. 28, 000 days is not long at all and I will be sure to pass this information to my downline and friends. Best wishes.
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        • Profile picture of the author DeniseLorraine
          That is a great question to make one stop and think.

          Another question a writer shared with me that she likes to ask when she meets someone new is this: If you had all the money you needed and didn't have to work, how would you spend your time? She actually found her future husband by asking this question because his answer was that he would write.

          This same happily ever after ending isn't promised to you but you do learn what a person's true passion in life is that way.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    Mouse,

    Yup, that changed me.

    I was thinking either A or B, but after looking at the actual number 28,000, that does not sound like many days.

    "Live each day as if it were your last."

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  • Profile picture of the author fazliwati
    simple word from me, appreciate on what u have now. never ever look back again.
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  • Profile picture of the author ramster6
    Brilliant advise. thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
    Every time I come back to this thread it makes me smile!

    Really, pass this exercise down and ask them to do it too... Think of how many lives could change, directly and indirectly, if people took this to heart
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