I’m going to give you two free tickets to a musical.
The actors are terrible, and the screenplay is below average. Seats? Not so great. And the music plays from an iPod.
But it’s 4 hours long.
Do you want to go?
You’ll get your 4 hours’ worth from the free tickets. Guaranteed.
Turns out, most won’t take up the offer. Even though it’s free.
Why? Because if we have 4 hours to spend at the theatre, we want to make sure it’s of great quality. Otherwise, we’re wasting our time.
And yet, we don’t treat our life with the same level of respect. We strive for time over quality.
We want to live long, but not optimise the time we have. We don’t care about the quality of that time.
In fact, what if you found out you had only 30 days to live. How different would your next 30 days look from the last WHATEVER number of years?
Radically different I bet.
Overnight, you start to optimise your life for quality rather than quantity. You start to invest time where it really matters. You invest your entire being.
It doesn’t matter how long we have left. What matters is how well we have lived.
Think about which areas of your life could do with a little more quality today. Perhaps more time with the kids. More self-care. Date nights with your partner. Following your passion.
Make a conscious choice to live each moment with intensity. Give yourself to it.