Some argue that death renders everything irrelevant. After all, what’s the point in doing anything if you’re destined to become fertilizer for daffodils? Recognize Your Impending Death. However, appreciating your mortality can create focus and lessen worry.
There are advantages to pondering your eventual demise:
1. You’ll stop worrying about silly things.
That your football team lost the Super Bowl or the fact that your great idea failed become much less burdensome. Many of the obstacles in your life will also take on new meanings and seem less scary. Recognize Your Impending Death.
2. You’ll focus your attention.
Imagine you only had a month to live. You’d spend your remaining time wisely! We’re all dying a little each day. It’s just happening too slowly to breach our consciousness. Think about how quickly the last ten years have passed. How many more decades do you have left? Who knows?
3. Make a list of the things you’d like to accomplish before you die.
Now imagine that your assumed life expectancy cut in half. What would still be on the list? Fewer things are important as you run out of time. Fewer obstacles are important, too. Recognize Your Impending Death.
Contemplating your death has the power to release worries, enhance focus, and increase the meaning you feel in your life. Remember that of the 7 billion people on Earth, very few will be alive in 100 years. None of them will be alive in 150 years. Are you really worried about a minor obstacle?
“Fear can be good when you’re walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it’s not good when you have a goal and you’re fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.”
– Queen Latifah