Changing Your End Points

Alternate titles: Trimming the Fat, Finding Your Purpose

If someone told you that you were going to live another 100 years, how would that change things?

It would give you the freedom to enjoy the small things. You’d pick your moments, take your time, and do things right.

If you got a terminal cancer diagnosis, your timeline may be five years or less. How would that change your day to day?

As that time window gets shorter and shorter, the urgency gets greater and greater. Just like a deadline for a work project: the closer it gets, the more urgency you have. The more unnecessary fat you are forced to trim, to free up time and energy for what really matters.

The key is that you decide what really matters. So as your window narrows, what’s most important to you will become apparent.

Time is the main difference between patience and urgency.

Appreciate the small things like you’re going to live for another 100 years, but work passionately on your purpose like you’re going to die tomorrow. Don’t wait for something dramatic to happen to become a man in a mission.