In case you didn’t know, there’s actually a really big difference between being alive and living. Which one are you doing?
The thing is, most people are alive. The people in the hospitals are alive. The people doing jobs they couldn’t care less about are alive. Pretty much everyone you can see and talk to is alive. But how many of them are actually living?
It’s easy to say someone’s alive, because all you need them to do to be alive is breathe. But to live, you need a lot more. A person who’s living is someone who wants to do something in life and is working towards achieving that thing. When you’re living, there’s this enthusiasm that you just can’t shake off. When you’re job is one that makes you wanna get up in the morning, you’re living. When you go to bed saying “I can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store!” You’re living. Everybody’s alive, (well everybody that’s alive is alive) but not everyone’s living.
You might be saying “Well, I have to do this before I can pursue my dream job or buy my dream car or my dream house” but do you really? More than half of the “obstacles” in our lives are self-imposed. A friend of mine told me once, that “he who searches for faults will find it, and he who searches for perfection will not be disappointed.” (That’s actually why when you’re in love, your significant other can’t seem to do anything wrong 😉
I don’t want you to just be alive. I don’t want you to wake up each morning and say “Ugh, let’s just get this over with” I want you to wake up and want to get to work because you’re doing what you want to do. Not because someone else wants you to do it. You’ve only got one shot at this. Make it count. Remember, anything worth doing, is worth doing well. So don’t just be alive. Live.