Meditate Upon Death to Motivate Yourself

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/03/20/what-man-understands-that-he-is-dying-daily-this-is-your-life/

This blind spot in our perception is why we confidently tell ourselves that we’ll start that business, lose the weight, repair our relationship, get organized…in a few weeks or a few months, because then we’ll have more time. It’s an illusion. It’s a self-deception that allows us to soothe the pangs of our unfulfilled desires with the panacea that now is not the right time. The mirage of the time-filled future can string a man along until he’s 80, has one foot in the grave, and realizes that the expanse of time he imagined would open never appeared.

~ Brett McKay

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