By: Ken Austin
When we are younger we rarely think about our own mortality, as we reach the evening of our lives we tend to look back on what we have achieved.
Some people will look back and see years of wasted time and opportunities missed, others will look back and see that they made the most of their time and achieved their goals. When a person suffers from a near death experience they often gain a new lease on life, realising that life is short and that they should make the most of their time.
When we are young and full of ambition, we tend to think about the future. As we grow old we begin to think about what we will leave behind.
What is your legacy?
Do you aim to provide for your family or spouse?
Do you aim to donate money to good causes?
Do you want to be remembered for being great?
I am only 26 years old, and everybody I meet wonders why I think of life in this way. My answer: A christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. In brief, the story is about a miserly man who is given the chance to see the error of his ways and acts upon it.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but foresight is amazing. So, take a moment to think about where your life is going - if you continue to act in the same way, where will you be years from now? How will you be remembered? Will you be able to provide for your family?
If you don't like the answer to those questions, NOW is the time to do something about it. The important lesson here is that it is never too late to make a change. We all have the potential to be great, it is up to us to choose whether we do it or not.