Sadly, I’ve had a number of deaths in my family recently. There’s nothing like a funeral to give you pause and think about how you’re living your life and where you’re really going.

It’s certainly made me consider how quickly the years can pass. One minute you’re running around all bright-eyed and bushy tailed, establishing careers and starting families, and the next minute you’re dealing with aged, unwell relatives and realising you’ve become the older generation.

That’s a real wake up call. The realisation that you’re potentially running out of time. How are you spending that time? Is it the same old day to day drudgery, or are you living your life well?

I wonder, how many of us have joy, purpose and meaning in our lives?

I think a lot of people, and certainly many of the people I help, have accepted feeling crap. They’ve normalised that feeling and believe that they’ve no choice and it’s just part and parcel of life.

The reality of it is, that losing people we love really is part and parcel of life, but living a full life is solely down to you and is your responsibility.

Attending a funeral is without a doubt time to reflect and ask yourself some questions. Are you connected with what you’re doing? Are you living the life you want to live? Are you the person you want to be, or are you wedded to the same old bleugh, day after day?

Your life does not have to be this way. It’s easy to blame other people and events, but at some point you have to ask yourself why some people have a spring in their step, despite experiencing very similar circumstances. What’s their secret?

It’s because they’ve learned how to experience joy and make full use of their potential. They believe they’re worth it, and if things need to change, they’ve done something about it.

However, it can be difficult to do that on your own. Working with a professional like myself enables you to stop wasting time, and get there faster. So book that call with me today.

It’s time to stop making excuses and do something about it, because someday it’s going to be your funeral and that’s truly when it’s too late.

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