Here’s a crazy thing to think about:
Nothing you own is permanently yours.
Not your house.
Not your clothes.
Not your car.
Not your friends.
Not your health…
Everything will disappear at some point in your life, and the world will keep moving on without you!
That’s the freaky part.
The good part?
We have lots to be appreciative of NOW, and we get to choose the bulk of what we bring into our lives later too :)
And good thing, because it opens up a number of doors!
- It’s much more freeing. No more having to make everything perfect because it never will be anyways! Things always change!
- You can make choices faster! (And then change your mind faster later too – nothing’s permanent!)
- It’s empowering. Almost everything in our life we have control over. WE get to decide where to spend our time and money every day. WE get to decide who we hang out with and who we do not. WE get to control our own hopes and dreams and futures.
- It means our stresses, struggles, and debts are temporary too. Imagine if all those were permanent?! *shiver*
Here’s a quick test:
Look around your home/office/bedroom right now.
How does it make you feel? Happy? Sad? Annoying?
Try logging into your bank accounts now.
Do you like what you see?
How about all the people you’ll be hanging out with today? Do they love you? Support you? Make you a better person?
All of the above can be changed at any point you want them to.
So while the lack of permanence can be sad to think about, it can also be quite beautiful.
From people to things to money to dreams, WE are the ones in control of our lives, and WE have the power to dramatically change it one way or the other.
Take a minute to appreciate everything you have at this very moment, and then get right back to hustling and dreaming for more.
Nothing’s ever permanent. And that’s a good thing!
PS: If you really want something to marinate on today – consider that in 100 years none of this stuff will even matter anyways! Everyone you know will be dead by then: friends, family, celebrities, politicians – and an entirely new population will be roaming this Earth. Happy Friday! ;)