Blink and 1.3% of Your Life is Gone

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It’s May already. Just like that, the year is already half over. The average life expectancy in the United States as of 2011 sits at 78.7 years.


That means that this year will account for roughly 1.3% of your entire life.


Might not sound like a lot right at first but you blinked and we went from New Year’s Day to May. Blink again and it will be Christmas. Another 1.3% of your life will be gone. Just like that, poof! What promises have you repeatedly made to yourself in the past several days, weeks, months, or years that you keep breaking? What goals do you have that are constantly filed, again and again, under, “I’ll do it tomorrow!”



Take a moment to look the people you love in the eye and tell them how important they are to you today! Then take a moment to look yourself in the eye and ask, “What really matters most to you? Do your actions align with that priority?”


No seriously, go do it...


Right now. Go.


Is it hard to look yourself in the eye seriously?


That might be a problem. Why is it hard to face yourself?


Here’s something that’s not often easy to hear:


If something is really a priority, you’re already doing it.


If it’s faith, family, career, relationships, fitness, or health, remember take a moment to really absorb the reality that 1.3% of your life goes by so fast. Then make a commitment to what you are going to do with the rest of this year!


If your health is one of those priorities that keeps getting pushed back, NOW is the time. It doesn’t have to be with Macroholics but make a plan and get started now. By saying “tomorrow” you’re saying that something else is more important. All the, “Yeah, but I have to ____.” can easily be nullified if you’re halfway decent at calling yourself on your own bull crap. Nothing is stopping you from taking a 30 minute walk today and counting your calories that you can’t work around with just a pinch of resolve.


Make no mistake, there is something that can be sacrificed in your current life to make room for the pursuit of a healthier you if it’s important to you!


Start to work from the perspective that, “There is no tomorrow!” and watch your life blossom. There’s only now! What are you going to do with the rest of 2018? What are you going to do with your now?

David Barnett