Sounds a bit morbid doesn’t it? It’s not supposed to be. Imagine for a
moment that you are on your death bed, not some day way off in the
future, but next week!
Your family and friends are gathered around the bed and you decide to
review your life. You thank them all for being loving friends and
family. You thank them for all the wonderful experiences they have
shared with you. You then consider if you have any regrets about
things you never got around to doing – 99% of us have them.
If you knew you were going to die within a few hours or days and that
those things would be left undone, unachieved – how would you feel?
For me, I’d be pretty frustrated that I’d run out of time. I’d
probably lie there and ponder those missed opportunities and wonder
why I didn’t just get on and do them. Life is so short, I’d think, why
didn’t I just do them?
So that’s the point of today’s ponder – not to get morbid, but rather
to get motivated. Remember those things you keep saying you’d love to
do – and start planning them. Today!
Life IS too short.
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We all want to be heard, it’s part of our social DNA. We are pack
creatures and good communication is vital to our very survival. But
these days it seems that listening and hearing are two different
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and you just know that
they are just waiting for their turn to speak? Not too satisfying is
it? Next time you’re in a conversation be aware if you are actually
listening or just waiting for the chance for you to speak. The
simplest way to give your undivided attention is to not think about
saying anything. Just listen, and when it naturally becomes your turn
– if you’re asked for your opinion for instance, then ask something
relevant to what you’ve just heard which will allow the other to
When this becomes a habit you’ll not only get a lot more out of your
conversations, because you will have really understood the other’s
point of view, but you’ll find that other people, through the law of
reciprocation, will listen more intently to you. This leads to deeper
communication, increased levels of empathy and understanding and
better relationships all round.
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