Remember the line from Spaceballs—“When will then be now?” The answer was: “Soon.”
Life is an amazing gift. One of the simplest descriptions of a person’s life is the distance between the cradle and the grave. The distance is made up of days, months, years, and decades.
Now, we never really know exactly where we are on that line. When I was about three years old, my older brother Nathan was killed in a tragic accident. The distance between his cradle and his grave was only eight years. That was over 50 years ago for me.
So how do we make the most of the time and life we have left, understanding that the only time we really have is now? What if we could spend the rest of the time we have on this earth doing that which is truly important to us with the people who are truly important to us?
This week’s assignment is to write a question down on a bunch of sticky notes and stick them everywhere—your computer screen, your mirror, beside your bed: Is what I’m doing right now truly important to me? In today’s world, almost everything else can be automated, delegated, or eliminated.
Now that you are learning to grab your own ears and restore focus, turning your attention to what really matters will help you take the next step toward making the most of the life you’ve been given. That is ultimately what Lifeonomics is all about.