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A guy who lives in my house told me something that I still haven’t been able to fully process.
His best friend is 25 and lives a healthy life; he’s fit, active, eats well.
3 months ago, this friend learned that he had bone marrow cancer. What’s more, he was told that he had 6 months left to live.
He was offered chemotherapy. He declined because his chances are next to none anyway and as you probably know, chemotherapy has terrible side effects.
“What would you do it you only had 6 months left to live?”
That’s a hypothetical question that’s fascinating to think about. But in this case, with this friend, he actually had to decide what his last 6 months would be like.
So what do you ACTUALLY do when you only have 6 months left to live?
A bit surprising to me at first, the friend’s now more focused than ever on his career. He wants to get his music album out and he wants to achieve the dreams he’s had since he was a kid.
When I gave it some thought, it made sense to me. What can give you more meaning than actually ACHIEVING something?
Here’s something that stuck with me:
His fear of failure is totally gone.
It makes sense: When you know that soon, you won’t exist – what is there to lose?
Interestingly, this guy’s last months have been his most productive ever. Without any fear of failure, there’s nothing left to hold him back.
In a way, his life isn’t much different than anyone’s life: We all have a limited time here on earth.
It makes sense to ask ourselves: What do we want to accomplish while we’re here?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below!