This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time. – Narrator from Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
I’ve seen Fight Club over a dozen times, read the book twice and still I never thought, really thought about the above quote.
This changed recently, mostly because my focus has switched from doing nothing, to writing a lot more. I’ve changed my daily schedule, rearranged things to get more writing time.
As I was figuring out my new schedule this quote came up on Social Media.
After reading it a few times I realized what the quote meant to me, because quotes are meant to be analyzed for personal use, yeah…okay.
If our lives are ending one minute at a time, what are we doing with the minutes we have left?
If there were a clock in your mind of how long you have left, would you try harder, do something worth being remembered for or would you just keep doing what you’re doing?
Life does have an expiration date, each of us are dying. Eventually we’ll be gone, leaving whatever we’ve done in this life for humanity to digest.
Why don’t we do something that makes our life worth talking about. Make the minutes left on the clock, only that?
If we’re going to live our life the way we want, why do we let others run our lives. Tell us what we can do and even tell us what we can eat, read, watch or the places we can visit.
There’s a clock ticking away the minutes of our lives and most of us are resigned to go through life not caring whether we’re doing something with our lives.
Our clock is ticking, some of the minutes go by fast, others more slowly, but living those minutes we have left to the fullest of our abilities is what we should be doing.
Living for the sake of enjoying our lives is why we should be doing it.
There’s nothing more important than being who we want to be, doing what we want and following our own path.
Our clock is ticking. Our life is ending one minute at a time and we have to discover what we want from it.
Discovery will make us stronger, weaker and oftentimes will make us crazy, but finding what we’re meant to do with our lives will give us purpose, a goal to live for and help us through the rough times.
We control how our lives end, but it will end. The clock will strike midnight, the ball will be over and we move on. It’s what we do with the minutes we have left that matters.
What are you doing with minutes you have left? Answer in the comments.