The Lifetime Perspective: How To Value A Day

Quick Note: This is a short post, and though it is thought provoking! Be prepared for some mild, even depressing, self-introspection.

Now Imagine this: You’re 90 years old, in a hospital bed, looking out into the world.

You know your time has come, and you can’t help but wish you had just one more day to live on this earth.

How much would you pay for that one more day?

Think about it, actually come up with a number.

Now, for the next important question.

If you would pay that much for one more day, why are you spending your day the way you are now?

“Now” as in this week, last week, yesterday. Whether it was laying in bed, worrying about things, doing things you don’t love.

Every day is worth just as much as what you would pay for that one extra day at the end of your life.

Knowing this, what have you’ve been putting off doing?

I ask myself these questions every month or two, to see where my heads at. It may benefit AuthenticGrowth readers to do the same.

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  1. Marisa
    February 25, 2015

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    I think that if I was 90 years old sitting in a hospital bed I would probably not pay very much for one more day. and even right now if someone came to me with a gun pointed at my head and said how much will you pay so you will not die? I can not say that I would pay any, and just accept that it is the right time. – While I have worthwile goals and dreams and feel great happiness when achieving them it is difficult to put a worth on this time……. more so would the question be. how can I make my time feel more valuable? how can i create value and meaning in my life? so that if a gun were to my head I would give a billion dollars just to have one more day

    • Anthony
      February 26, 2015

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      Hey Marisa,

      In my eyes, valuing your own time has to do with a few factors. One of them being self-love, which I think is one of the most important things a person can begin to practice. The more you love yourself, the more you will value the time you have on this earth. I have a great post on the importance of self-love here. I also have another post very related to this topic, on valuing oneself as a person here. It isn’t always easy to find motivation and see the great value there is in every minute of the day, that’s why sometimes I read great book simply just to motivate myself through the achievements of other human beings. There is so much for us to learn on this earth, and that excites me to no end. Living a fulfilling life is what Authentic Growth is about, and the more fulfilling you find your life- the more you will enjoy your time here. I will write a post in the future on how to live a more fulfilling life, but in the mean time I think you should check out my 6 Steps To a Better Life Report if you haven’t already. I hope you find something valuable here! -Anthony

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