You’re gonna die
Memento Mori’ which is Latin, it means, “Remember your death.” There’s a quote from Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor and he wrote, “You could leave life right now, let that determine what you do and say and think.”
You’re gonna die!
This could be my last podcast, the last show in my life. You know, the last time I talked to my wife could be the last time and you’ve got to let that determine, you’ve got to let that shape, death should, the thought of your mortality and death, not in a depressing way, should shadow everything that you do because it’s the only way to make sure you do it right.
The three words, “You’re gonna die,” that should let you cut out bullcrap. That should let you decide how you’re going to treat other people and let yourself be treated. And it should determine the quality of the work that you’re going to do.
Think about this, when the police lights go on behind you, you’re scared shitless. You change your behavior. Then the car drives by you, right? And then for like three minutes, you’re like, okay under 55 now, and then you know four minutes later you’re going 73 again, right?
And that’s how I think people do it in life.
Something bad happens, they hear something, they see something and they’re like oh shit.
We should live under the mindset of, you’re gonna die.
It’s like you hear about a friend who has cancer, and you think like What would I do if I had cancer, right?
You do have cancer.
You’re gonna die.
You just don’t, you just don’t, first off because lots of people do get cancer, so there’s a real chance the cells, the cells are already in your body, right?
Yeah, but like you do have a fatal diagnosis from a doctor, He just can’t tell you if it’s six months or 60 years.
But you know you are definitely, a hundred percent going to die and it could be tomorrow so what are you going to do with that information?
You’ve got to play the game of life as if you’re gonna die tommorrow.
What legacy are you going to leave for yourself.
I push so hard, so hard, and will through my vehicle. Which isn’t meditation, which isn’t golf or sports,
My vehicle is entrepreneurship.
I can’t help it. It’s what I love.
I love building businesses.
I Love competing in that arena.
I love that game.
That’s my vehicle. It’s the fear of getting old and having regret. Regret that I didn’t push myself to succeed, to be all that I can. To live as if I was going to die tommorow.
Stop making excuses,
They may pretend they’re listening, the market doesn’t care.
What you need to do is make one person happy:
Then you can make everybody else happy.
I implore you to take this last little rant and really look at yourself and understand, are you doing the things in life that are putting you in a position to succeed?
Not just in a business world but in life.
Are you living in all areas of your life as if Your Gonna Die.
One life, my friends. One time.