I asked someone this week, “If you had a year left to live, would you do anything different from what you are doing right now?”
He laughed. “Of course, I would!”
He said he would drop essentially everything he was doing, probably even most of his hobbies, and create a list of the 25 things he wanted to do. He’d then systematically work his way through that list.
I then asked, “What if you had five years left to live?”
He laughed again. “Sure! Even with just five years, if I knew that’s all I had, I would do something similar.”
What if one, or five, or ten years is all we do have? If I lived as long as my mother did, to the age of 67, I have 19 years to go.
That puts it into perspective. At almost 48, that means I’m 71% of the way there.