In my book, The New Bucket List, I talk a lot about getting your shit together, living with no regrets and getting out of your comfort zone…one topic in particular is very uncomfortable: accepting mortality.
It’s the truth; one day your life WILL end. It can be hard to grasp and hard to see a world without you in it, but it’s going to happen. Accepting that fact is the start to being your best self and living the life you’ve dreamed of.
Why does accepting mortality matter?
Glad you asked.
Fact #1: It matters because if you don’t accept that you will die one day, you will live like you’re never going to die and THAT is the seed of regret.
Fact #2: Living like you’ll never die puts no sense of urgency on any goal because you are under the false impression that you have all the time in the world to do it. WRONG. Start working on your goals TODAY. Stop saying you’ll work on your goals later and you stop saying you’re too busy. It’s BS and you know it.
Fact #3: Death doesn’t care what you have accomplished and what you kept putting off. Make a list of things you’d be pissed you didn’t do before you die and start working on it TODAY. Death doesn’t care if you work 80hrs a week and have 4 kids; you need to make time for you….no one else is going to do it for you.
Fact #4: Denying your mortality is holding you back. Believe it or not, it’s true. Once you accept it, you aren’t running from it or avoiding its existence. A weight is lifted from your shoulders and you become more open to new experiences because why not?
People handle mortality in different ways and I talk about that more in depth in my book, but these 4 hard facts accepting mortality are the most common among those that struggle.
Ask yourself this: If you died today, what would you be pissed you didn’t get to do?
You got this!
Lisa, Your Bucket List Coach