Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thinking With Your Death Bed

I've been considering this topic for a while: Thinking with your death bed. Now, this is not a "YOLO" ideal, rather a way of making better choices in life.

I want you to imagine yourself laying in hospital, age 90, and near death. Would you be proud of your life today? Would you look back and say, "I wish I didn't do ____." I probably would say, "I wish I didn't view pornography and smoke tobacco." (Addictions I suffer from everyday.)

Now, I want you to rethink your death bed. Look at your future, at your accomplishments, career, family, travels, etc. Look at what you want to do, and form your life around it. Even if you are 50 years old, it is not too late to change.

Here is my death bed story:

"Dr. Davis, you are going to die."

"You know what? I lived a great life.
I traveled cumulatively 100,000 miles via bicycle, half of which I was a messenger cyclist! I helped people with their addictions and held great seminars. People said, I was a great therapist. I also invented many great things. I married a beautiful woman and had many beautiful children! I am glad that I dedicated my life to the Lord for two years, because it changed my life! And now that you mention it, my near death experiences brought me closer to God. So yes, I am going to die but, my life was great and I wouldn't change a thing."

It is now your turn: pull out a piece of paper and jot down what you would say on you death bed, and form your life around it. If you are suffering from addictions, there is help all around, help that will make your death bed amazing.

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