Does this get you thinking: Today is the Day that Tomorrow was Yesterday?D o you live your life like Tomorrow Never Comes? If you don’t make the best of today, what else is left?
It’s Time to Live a Life of Harmony
In addition to living life today and not waiting for the promises of tomorrow, I’m kicking the concept of a “balanced life” to the curb.
Instead, I’m looking for a Life of Harmony, which is a blend of two key principles:
- A blend of work, home, friends and community, and
- A commitment to live for today, not for the tomorrow that never comes.
As you prepare for your Best Year Ever in 2018, both of these principles must be present to achieve a Life of Harmony.
Principle 1: The Concept of a Balanced Life is Over
The concept of a balanced life is kaput because it’s based on the outdated assumption that there is a bright line between home and work.
But there really isn’t, is there?
With today’s technology … with both spouses working and sharing home and parenting duties … the line between work and home is fuzzy at best:
- You have the capability to get work done when and where you want,
- You don’t want to miss your kids’ soccer games or piano recitals,
- You may prefer to put your kids to bed and work afterward, and
- You want a life where all of your interests and needs are in “harmony”.
Once you embrace that concept, you can join me and kick that *balanced life* concept out the door.
Principle 2: Life is Short and Unpredictable
When death strikes close to home, this lesson rears its ugly head yet again.
Over the Christmas holidays several years ago, we lost my wife’s only and younger brother to a sudden and expected infection that even the greatest doctors at UCSF could not overcome.
Reflecting on that 19 day ordeal from his admission to the ICU until his Celebration of Life service, is a powerful lesson for all of us as we confront our mortality.
None of us had any idea this day was coming. He was relatively young at 65, healthy throughout his life and was planning to retire at the first of the year … with many plans that he never realized.
The acclaimed author, Sidney Sheldon, once wrote a book entitled, Tomorrow Never Comes.
It summarizes what we already know:
What was tomorrow only yesterday is now TODAY.