Does life sometimes feel like a series of uninteresting chores? Or perhaps you’re perfectly happy and comfortable but you rarely feel challenged or excited. Maybe you spend most of your evenings on the sofa watching TV. Or even out at the pub with friends. Maybe you spend your whole life picking up after your children. What will you be leaving behind when you’re gone? What is your great impact?
Look at people like Albert Einstein, like Newton, like Picasso, like Mozart, like the Beatles, like Usain Bolt, like Winston Churchill, like Neil Armstrong, like Nelson Mandela, like Shakespeare, like Mother Teresa. Now look at your own life. Is there a bit of a stark difference? Now you might argue that of course you’re no Einstein. You’re not a musical prodigy or a record breaking athlete. It would be overblown to think that you could ever approach the success of any of these historical figures or world-class celebrities. But does that really mean you need to spend your time just… passing time?