A friend was speaking at a funeral service recently. Speaking of a loved one or the family of a loved one to a crowd of people is a difficult task; emotions can wreak havoc on your ability to think and speak clearly. My friend was trying to say that “her life was cut short by illness…”. Instead, however, he said, “her life was cut short by death.”
I am still laughing at his faux paux; but at the same time, it is a painfully poignant reminder that at some point, all our lives will be cut short by death. This fact begs the question: how are you living your life before it gets cut short by death? How are you spending your days? Are you investing in others, giving of yourself for the benefit of those who need it? Or do you simply react to the hand that life or fate or lack of planning has dealt you?
I encourage you to download this Life Plan written by Michael Hyatt. Use it to put a plan in place that leverages your days, offers maximum impact to others, and minimizes the wasted hours we often leave behind. And when your life is cut short by death, you will rest well knowing your days were well-lived.
What other resources do you use to manage your days well?