Lately, I have been reflecting on how thinking about my death gives me greater urgency to say ‘yes’ to things.
It is easy to say, “Not yet,” “Not now,” “I’m not ready,” “I need more education,” “I need more authority,” “I need more time,” etc., etc.
I realize that, so many times, I am tempted to say ‘no’ to good and worthwhile endeavours simply because they demand audacity.
But then, when I consider that I will die, it gives me the courage to say yes to these things instead.
Mortality is motivational.
Here’s a video very much in this vein with a great ending about what makes human life “very good.”