The other night Wivan did some reflecting on what she loves doing, what she really wants to see/do/accomplish/experience before dying (yes, we’re all dying sooner or later). Some call it a Bucket List (what you want to do before you ‘kick the bucket’), and there’s a movie with the same name that’s really good if you want some inspiration.
This has been a theme for us several years, to think about what’s really important and how we want to live our lives. A part of that is of course what we’re doing now – changing our lifestyle in order to see and explore more in life.
And today we saw a wonderful, heart touching text by a 24 year old man who’s only have a few months left living. Here are his top four tips on what’s important to remember in life, while you still have time.
* Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy. It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like. Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.
* It’s stupid to be afraid of others’ opinions. Fear weakens and paralyzes you. If you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day until there is nothing left of you, but a shell of yourself. Listen to your inner voice and go with it. Some people may call you crazy, but some may even think you‘re a legend.
* Take control of your life Take full responsibility for the things that happen to you. Limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life. Find a sport that makes you happy. Most of all, don’t procrastinate. Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.
* Appreciate the people around you Your friends and relatives will always be an infinite source of strength and love. That is why you shouldn’t take them for granted.
What’s on your list of things you really want to do/experience/see in life while you can? In a few days we’ll share some of the top things on ours.
// Anders & Wivan