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Happy 59th birthday dude

Ted Talk on Death
Intelligent conversation about death and design.

 

 

Happy 59th birthday dude.

 

Nine years ago you began a 10-year journey to “do everything in life you wanted to do” before your 60th birthday.

Why?

A realization that no male on your Dad’s side lived past 60.

Today you turn 59.

This is technically your final Summer.

Are you afraid?

No.

Will you probably live past 60?

Probably.

But nine years ago, and like today and tomorrow, you know no guarantee is ever granted anyone.

The greatest benefit in pursuing your weird and unconventional goal?

Eliminating shoulda, woulda, and coulda from your vocabulary.

And learning how to respect, live, and enjoy peace and contentment.

 

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Of course you don’t know when you’ll die

nursing home wifi
Last night.

 

Nursing Home wifi password.

Funeral in two days.

And a second funeral is imminent.

When is yours?

Of course (with some exceptions), no one knows.

Begs these questions though.

Will you be prepared?

Will you dwell in regret?

Will you be at peace?

Will you feel joy for what lies ahead?

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Your time is limited

Steve Jobs book
Sent this photo to an executive yesterday, after he sent me a “top 10” Steve Jobs’ article.

 

Your time is limited.

Accept this.

Focus on it.

Let it set you on fire, since we can most likely assume life has been holding you back from being on fire.

Live like you mean it. Live like your days are numbered.

Because they are.

If you really want to live without regret, the best time to start was 10 years ago. Since that didn’t happen, the second best time was a year ago. Since that didn’t happen, yesterday would have been better than today, but today is all you have.

It’s. All. You. Have. Right. Now.

Stop letting “now” slip away every day.

 

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This is what i would do if i was dying

Windermere Prep High School courtyard
Yesterday from 4:00 – 4:30pm.

 

Windermere Prep High School courtyard
Monday through Friday.

 

Windermere Prep High School walkway
Looking left.

 

Windermere Prep High School bench
Looking right.

 

One of the reasons our hard drive (brain) gets corrupted and slows down our operating system (mental attitude), is the harsh reality that our lives are incredibly busy.

In an effort to defragment my hard drive i spend 30 minutes each afternoon sitting on a bench. About 30 minutes later, at 4:30pm, there’s a High School freshman looking for a ride home.

In the quiet and stillness of doing nothing but waiting, i think to myself, “This is what i would do if i was dying.”

 

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Mid Life Celebration is about eliminating regrets

Midlife Celebration books
i wish i had written a book…etc

 

Mid Life Celebration is about eliminating regrets.

  • i wish i hadn’t spent so much time at the office.
  • i wish i would have lived authentically and remained true to myself.
  • i wish i hadn’t left so many feelings unexpressed.
  • i wish i had nurtured lifelong friendships.
  • i wish i would have used constant gratitude to be happier in life.

But today i am busy so tomorrow i will begin fixing these things.

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