Why Living Everyday Like It’s Your Last is Bad Advice
You’ll hear it often, from many different people and sources; live everyday like it’s your last.
The idea behind it makes sense.
In reality, you don’t know when your last day on Earth is or will be.
At the same time, the chances of you not being here tomorrow are very, VERY small.
What makes this bad advice is that it allows people to take on this mindset and justify their lack of work.
For example, when I started blogging, I sacrificed time away from family, friends, and my girlfriend at the time.
It was either that or never sleep, which wasn’t going to happen.
I knew I needed to do it in order to succeed.
If I would’ve taken on this living everyday like it’s my last mindset, I’m 100% confident that this blog wouldn’t be anywhere near what it is today.
People don’t believe it’s a good idea to sacrifice “good times” in exchange for working on something that can bring them HUGE rewards.
And in order to work on something that brings you huge rewards, you can’t afford to live everyday like it’s your last; you need to do the work necessary which requires time and effort.
How many times have you heard someone say the following:
“I have to live life to the fullest everyday, what if I die tomorrow?”
And here’s my response to every person who asks that question:
…And what if you don’t die?
A Better Approach
In my opinion, it’s a much better idea to sacrifice good times now in order to live a life of time and financial freedom in the future.
Once you have all the free time in the world and are earning enough money to support yourself without the help of a job which steals half your life, then you can begin living everyday like it’s your last.
After all, is working a job really living everyday like it’s your last?
The average employee works 1,920 hours per year.
That’s 1,920 hours of NOT living.
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I’m not saying that every person who works absolutely hates every single second they’re at work.
Many people like their job.
But what I’m saying is that I know that they rather be somewhere else.
I know that living every day like it’s their last wouldn’t include their job as part of their daily schedule if they had a choice.
You understand what I mean?
So what am I getting at in this article?
What am I telling you to do if you have a job and can’t afford to quit because you have bills to pay and need to eat?
I’m telling you to switch your mindset of living everyday likes it’s your last to the mindset of:
“I’m going to start working on my own money making venture on my spare time so that eventually it’ll grow to the point where I can live everyday like it’s my last”
The biggest issue with people who want to start their own money making venture is that they don’t feel like taking action on their free time.
They’re tired, stressed, and want to “zone out” with some form of entertainment that isn’t good for them such as watching TV.
This is where the whole living everyday like it’s your last excuse comes up:
“Oh, I would work on my blog but I rather go out with friends and enjoy life. Life is short and I need to have fun while I’m alive. All I do is work anyways.”
And guess what, my friend?
…All you’re ever going to do is work because you’ll always have bills and require food to eat.
Unfortunately, these are the same people who work 40-50 years of their lives, with 1-2 vacations a year, and never really live life to the fullest.
What these people need to do is STOP settling for the little free time they have now and begin working to have unlimited free time in the future.
I’m not telling you to NEVER enjoy life and hang out with friends and family.
What I’m telling you is to cut back and do it a LOT less than you do now so you can work on your goals.
Those people who take action and start creating something of value, even when they’re tired and don’t feel like it, will inevitably succeed.
Instead of living everyday like it’s your last in the little time out of your week that you’re not at work (typically nights and weekends); sacrifice “fun” and work on your side business until it brings you the only reward that will allow you to actually live life to fullest.
…TIME AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM.