This is me. Standing in my office looking out of the window, feeling like Life is Passing me by. From time to time I have these self-reflections and personal Aha moments. I had one today while driving to my children’s school. It centered around the dash.
What is the dash? When we pass away, three things are written on our tombstone; the year we are born, the year we pass away and the DASH in between. 197X – 20XX. I am in the middle of reading the book 30 days to a No Regret Life and he spoke about how important the DASH is. Then I heard the exact same thing on The Steve Harvey Morning Show a few weeks ago. The Dash! What am I doing with the DASH.
I was driving to my daughters school around 9 am this morning, feeling grateful for my current job and it’s flexibility. I begin to think about Life and what is it really about. I begin to think about how time does actually go by so quickly, you look up and years have passed you by. Is life about a career, really? Is life about being rich, really? Or is life about the memories and experiences you make along the way. Yes we all want a whole bunch of money, but I started thinking about why I want it. Do I want it to just have it or do I actually want what it can bring – more experiences.
What am I doing with my Dash? Am I spending majority of my day in an office – not making a major difference in anyone’s life. I want to make a difference with my Dash. I want to make lasting memories with my Dash. I want to have a DASH that is full of experiences that are out of this world. People don’t always remember the year of birth or death but what you do with the time you were given.
How am I going to make the most of my Dash? I am literally figuring that out as I type because something has to give.
How are you making the most of your Dash?