The Transitory Nature of Life

May 12, 2020 • Insights on Life, Learn

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In my previous blog post, I talked about how small changes lead to big changes. I also shared that the burden of responsibility is on you to create the change that you seek in your life. 

I know that so many people are unfulfilled. How do I know? Well, I get countless messages every day informing me of this. Most people have not reached their goals – be it inner or outer goals, nor are they on the way to these goals. Most never thought they would be where they are currently at this age. 

Why is that?

Well, there are a lot of reasons. One of which is that most people are not clear what they want in life and because of this they find it difficult to set goals for themselves. 

Others have prioritized less important things in their life and failed to see the years slip by them. 

Then there are those who have a concept of what they want in life but they remain stuck in the life they have created for themselves and find it impossible to climb out of this deep mental rut to create the life they seek. 

I could keep listing endless reasons why people have not reached their goals in life but I won’t. My purpose with this email is to explore one of the greatest impetus for creating change in life, which is the first step in making your way to your goal. That great impetus is that life is finite and transitory in nature. 

I would like you to watch this video which is part of an interview I was in last year where I shared how at around 8 or 9 years old it became transparent to me that life is transient in nature and that life is finite. This became one of the primary driving forces behind my drive to manifest my goals in life. 

The South Indian weaver-sage, Tiruvalluvar, so eloquently shared over 2,200 years ago the following, “Though it seems a harmless gauge of time, to those who fathom it, a day is a saw steadily cutting down the tree of life.” 

Watch the video – The Transitory Nature of LIfe

I want to conclude by sharing with you two quotes. The first by John C. Maxwell, “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.” The second is by John Pierpont Morgan, “The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” 

If you are inspired by this, you most likely will do absolutely nothing to create change. 

If this struck a chord with you, you may take a small step that may or may not be in the right direction. Regardless, not much will happen. 

If from this, you have an inner realization that life is truly transitory in nature and finite, then and only then will you do something about creating the change you see for your life.

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