The Most Important Thing You Can Do With Your Life

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"Life's too short not to do something that matters." - Seth Godin, LinchpinYes, life is too short not to do something that matters.This is the mantra we hear, from the time we first understand what it means to our last day on this planet.Life is too short not to do something that matters.We think getting a good job matters, saving a lot of money matters, that symbols of status, like our home, car, or vacations, matter.But often when we chase these things, we're chasing the life that we think we should have. These are the things we grow up thinking we should have if we're doing something that matters. We're told by society, family, friends and authority figures that what matters is what we have to show for ourselves on the outside.They're wrong. Chasing other people's dreams is not authentic living.What matters most in life is you.You are the one person who will be constant in your life, from birth to death.Other people come and go, but you are your best friend, your life companion. Objects and material possessions come and go, but we live with ourselves from the day we are born until the day we die.Do you think helping other people matters? We can only truly help other people when we have helped ourselves.Do you think kindness matters? We can only show true kindness to others when we have shown it to ourselves.Do you think love matters? We can only show to love others once we can show love to ourselves.Life is too short not to do something that matters, yet we spend so much of our time focusing outwards, and investing in external projects, people, and situations, in place of investing in ourselves.We do this because we receive contradictory messages. On the one hand, we're told that life is too short not to do something that matters. On the other, we're told that doing the thing that matters the most - focusing on ourselves - is selfish, and selfish is bad.So today, I'm telling you that this type of selfish is not bad, and you have every right to make that investment.Do the most important thing you can do with your life, and invest in yourself.How are you going to do that this week? I'd love to hear, so leave me a comment and let me know.*********************************Invest in yourself with 20% off authenticity sessions and packages during July.The popular sentence completion course 12 Weeks to Self-Knowledge is changing soon, so get it on a pay-what-you-want basis while you can.Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.Photo Credit: seyed mostafa zamani via Compfight cc