Reflecting on Life
At the end of your life, you're going to look back on how you lived it. You're going to evaluate how you spent your time and energy and what your contribution to the world really was.
Some people will look back at all the times they thought they were winning; when they lied and fooled people, when they cheated and got away with it, when they took the easy way out, when they avoided challenge, and when they put people down and felt superior. They're going to see it differently then. They'll see that they hurt people. They'll see that they never lived up to their potential and never really tried. They'll see that they wasted a lot of time and they will feel regret. But by then it will be too late.
If you look back on your life and see all the times you stood up for what was right, all the times you tried to love and believe in good things and people, all the times you had integrity even when it would have been easier to lie, and all the times you rose to the occasion when you faced challenges....well the individual successes and failures won't matter so much. Because in the end, it's the outcome that really defines your life. Living honestly and courageously, you added to the world. You helped people and you did your best. You spent your time wisely and your efforts made a positive difference to everyone you met along the way.
Every day you choose a day in the life you'll look back on. Make sure you live today as one you can look back on with no regrets. Today is in your power. Live it well. Be your best.