One of my favorite songs is Tim McGraw’s (Tug McGraw’s son for you old timers like me) Live Like You Were Dying. The song is about a man who has a friend that is diagnosed with a terminal disease and decides to live life to the fullest. The moral of the story, of course, being that we each should live our lives like each day matters.
Recently, I received the “Phil Clemens Thought for the Month” and I wanted to share his thoughts about living.
Tom Landry - “Today, you have 100% of your life left.”
How can I have 100% left? Easy, every minute you are destined to live is still in front of you. The bigger question is: What will you do with it?
The old saying, “Yesterday’s gone, tomorrow may never come” is absolutely true. So often we waste valuable time thinking about what has happened and how we might have done things differently. However, that is “water over the dam” and you can never bring it back. But, “you have 100% of your life left.” What will you do with it?
But, “tomorrow may never come.” True, we have no guarantee that tomorrow will come. But, right now as you read this, you have 100% of your life left. What will you do with it?
You have a choice – live it to the full, live like a fool, or something in between. Since you have 100% of your life left – make the most of it. I urge you to live it to the fullest.
I like to ask leaders this question – if your doctor told you that you have one year to live, what would you do? It is amazing that many would do something very different from what they are currently doing. Landry reminds us that you “have 100% of your life left.” That might be a year, it might be a day, and it might be 50 years. Who Knows (God does!) – Make the most of it – Make your life count!
Landry’s statement is so simple – but extremely profound – “100% of your life left!” Now do something about it – TODAY. What will you do with it?