What if Today Were Your Last Day?

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I spent many years of dreaming what life is going to be like when I achieved my financial goals. Most of my dreams and aspirations had to do with not having to do stuff that I did not want to do. I did not want to have to go to work.

I did not have to want to worry about money. While those are valiant aspirations, they seemed to lead me to just having more worries and concerns as opposed to being in a position where I was moving closer to those goals.

The Sleepover
I am typing this message at 9:36 on a Sunday morning. I slept in later today than I usually do because last night was an unusual night. I took my 2.5 year old daughter to her first first sleep over. We came to m aunt's house in the East Village of Manhattan.

We stayed up way past our bedtime, ate junk food, watched movies until she finally passed out around 1:30 this morning. My daughter is still passed out and does not seem to be getting up any time soon. These are the things that I really want to do with my life.

The Challenge
I have come quite a distance in achieving my financial goals and I still have quite a bit further to go but what I realized that there is no point in waiting until I achieve my goals to start doing the things that I want to do.

I also have a time pressure because my daughter will only be 2.5 one time.

I am lucky that most of my goals have more to do with spending time with the family and creating the freedom to do that, then goals that cost a lot of money.

Nevertheless, it is critical that I and you live the lifestyle that we want today, as opposed to waiting until we hit all of our goals.

Now, don't get me wrong. I still work very hard. I am typing a blog post (one of my core commitments) on a Sunday morning. However, as soon as I am done (and as soon as my little princess wakes up), we have a full day of soccer, trips to the zoo and fun meals planned (hopefully, more healthy than yesterday)

Here is your challenge for today -
Plan the most fun thing that you can do for yourself for today. It does not have to be extravagant. It just needs to be something that you want to do that you would not otherwise do for yourself.

What if Today Was Your Last Day?

I am going to go to a comedy show tonight (because I wanted to go for a long time).

When you get back, leave a comment on what you did.

Enjoy your day.
#day #successful #today
  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Last day on Earth?

    1. Clear out my garage

    2. Write a will

    3. Call funeral director and make arrangements

    4. Call everyone I know to say goodbye

    5. Water my plants

    6. Have a cup of tea

    7. Get ... too late

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    • Profile picture of the author TimK06
      You may laugh but I would do the following if today was my last day living:
      1. Start the day in prayer
      2. Spend hours in scriptures
      3. Hear one last sermon from Doug Batchelor
      4. spend some time with my loved ones
      5. sale my posessions of value
      6. spend the rest of my day giving the earning to those who don't have valuables

      Well that's my short sweet list

      Kind Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
    All I'd do is spend time with my husband and kids....And I won't regret over the dreams that are unaccomplished.
    I'll ask him to take me on his bike for an hour or so..would love to see the world for the last time....Peace
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  • Profile picture of the author Coach Anna
    1. First I would forgive and ask forgiveness for those I have offended.
    2. Have a lot of time for my family
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    • Profile picture of the author markmatthews
      Originally Posted by Coach Anna View Post

      1. First I would forgive and ask forgiveness for those I have offended.
      2. Have a lot of time for my family
      I agree...

      Spend time with my family...tell them how I love them so much.


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  • Profile picture of the author kungz13
    1. Ask forgiveness to everybody i know.
    2. Tune in some of my favourite songs with maximum volume.
    3. A cup of tea.

    I'm a lover not a fighter, but I will fight for what I love - Aluminium Composite Panel | ACP PVDF | Interior Decoration | Geosynthetic | Parker James
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  • Profile picture of the author jojo1000
    Last day? what last day? Everyday is my last day.
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  • Profile picture of the author andyredsox
    Sometimes we forget what we all worked so hard is for...

    It's all about having a good and comfortable lifestyle for ourselves and our loved ones.

    If this would be my last day, I'd spend it with the most important part of my life- my relationships: friends and family!
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