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Death may be very scary to every human but it is the ultimate debt that we all owe and must pay back. The only snag is that we don't know when - well; except for some medical conditions prescribed by the Doctors.

Anytime this thought comes to my mind, the next question that follows immediately is: Who will it affect most and what can I do to cushion the effect if I have more time to live?

Firstly I have a loving wife and 3 young children aged between 7 and 12.

As you probably have guessed, I am their sole provider in everything - accommodation, feeding, education, medical and all means of livelihood - their happiness!

So the question again is - What will become of these people if I die today?

These are the thoughts and questions that keep pushing me everyday and get me inspired and motivated to keep doing better everyday than the previous days!

When I am almost frustrated by any obstacle, I refuse to give up.
Instead I retrace my steps and check what I am not doing right.
I seek help from people around who have gone through such obstacles before.

I decided to create more hours for myself in 1day by reducing the number of hours I spent in watching my favorite sport, soccer on the television.

I made a decision to stay healthy by avoiding cholesterol induced and other junk food. I live more on vegetables and fruits and that has helped me stay in good shape.

I create time to exercise my body because I realised that you can only do anything if you are in good health.

I reduced the time spent on forums, chat rooms, and other places I was addicted to.

I set aside specific time for reading and responding to emails.

Once I learnt anything new, I take immediate action and put it into practice.

I learnt not to start my day without a to-do list and remain focused.

I also learnt to help people who are less privileged than me without expecting anything in return.

I recycled most of the profits from my business back into the business and keep learning under successful people.

I have learnt to diversify my business into different streams

Whenever I think again about my family, I jumped out of my procrastinating mood.

Today, I am a better man for taken the above steps and able to provide good quality life for myself and my family.

Lest I forget, I took life insurance too.

So, If I die today, I will die with a smile on my face.

If you read this far, feel free to share 'that thing' in your life that will inspire you to decide to stay alive and do better than you are doing today.
#die #motivational #today
  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    I like what you said.
    A friend died suddenly and unexpectedly.
    My wife and I have a new saying, "Think Susan". It means that we don't know how much time we have and thinking about Susan reminds us to live our lives to the fullest today.

    AND, to throw in a saying,
    "The longer you put off your future, the shorter it will be".

    Thanks for the reminder to think about our lives, our families and doing more today since tomorrow may never come. --NOT a negative thing, but a very positive outlook.
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    • Profile picture of the author sysgift
      Originally Posted by bobsstuff View Post

      I like what you said.
      A friend died suddenly and unexpectedly.
      My wife and I have a new saying, "Think Susan". It means that we don't know how much time we have and thinking about Susan reminds us to live our lives to the fullest today.

      AND, to throw in a saying,
      "The longer you put off your future, the shorter it will be".

      Thanks for the reminder to think about our lives, our families and doing more today since tomorrow may never come. --NOT a negative thing, but a very positive outlook.
      I love that - "The longer you put off your future, the shorter it will be".

      The more we remember such sayings, I guess the more we get the reality of life.

      Thanks Bob for adding that.
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    If you have actually faced death and come back again I can tell you that you see life from a very different perspective. You do treasure every moment but you don't really have a fear of dying anymore and, in a way, that is almost comforting.
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      If I DIE TODAY . . . I would rather be called a has-been than a never-was. Regret nothing by taking risks while you still can.


      You cannot be afraid to die, or you will also be afraid to live. Put another way, you have to be willing to die in order to be able to live. Worry is a mis-use of the imagination and a waste of time.
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    Excuse me, I am 65 yrs old and dying is as far from my mind as the North Pole (I am living in the tropics).
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  • Since thoughts on death are relative to each individual my opinion is there is just no telling when a body will die no matter how health, wealthy or wise. Since it is so out of my hands (only entirely) I have simply stopped sweating it. I just concentrate on life and living it with as much gusto and appreciation that shows up in me every day and every night.

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