There is a famous quote from the movie Shawshank Redemption that goes, “It comes down to a simple choice. Get busy living or get busy dying.” Today, you can choose. Are you going to live your life in the best way that you possibly can or are you going to let it slip by? What can you do today that will make today the very best that it can possibly be and also be a stepping stone for making tomorrow an even better day?

Eminem said in his song “Lose Yourself”:

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?

Today is that shot! What are you going to do with it?

 

4 Responses to Start Living!

  1. farouk says:

    great advice
    i loved the movie so much
    thanks Burl

  2. Burlw says:

    Me too Farouk! You are welcome! Congrats on hitting the 1,000,000 visits a month mark on your site!

  3. Deeone Higgs says:

    Short, but powerful post, my friend. I totally agree! It’s all about learning to use the time we’re given to it’s best use. Rest, work, and fun – with a moderately application of balance. Carpe diem! Thanks for sharing mate! :)

  4. Burlw says:

    Deeone…laughing that your first word was “short”….no one has accused me of being long-winded in my posts! I probably do need to learn to unpack the thoughts a bit more, though I prefer to just start the idea and let the reader finish fleshing it out for himself/herself. Most of your comments are longer than my posts! Keep up the great work! Differences are what make this world a great place to live!

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