Do carefully read and digest this cos’ it’s about you and your life..
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is about what you learned as well as what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter are not how many people you knew, but how many felt good when they were around you and how you served them. What will matter are not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters.
A few days back, i opened my old pen drive and saw this article which is already a year old. This thing came at the right time. So, I asked myself:”Are you living a life that matters now?”. This is the same question that appeared in my mind a year ago. I did thought for a long while.. When the year 2008 begins, i promised myself to live each day meaningfully. Yes, this life does matters, but not enough. My heart sounds out:”You definitely can do better!”.
How about you? Your life is waiting for your ANSWER..