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  • It is not death most people are afraid of.

  • It is getting to the end of life only to realize that you never truly lived.

  • There was a study done, a hospital study, on 100 elderly people facing death,

  • close to their last breath.

  • They were asked to reflect about their life's biggest regret.

  • Nearly all of them said they regretted not the things they did,

  • but the things they didn't do.

  • The risks they never took, the dreams they didn't pursue...

  • I ask you, would your last words be, if only I had?

  • Hey, you, wake up!

  • Why do you exist?

  • Life is not meant to simply work, wait for the weekend and pay rent.

  • No, no, I don't know much, but I know this.

  • Every person on this Earth has a gift.

  • And I apologize to the Black community,

  • but I can no longer pretend,

  • Martin Luther King?

  • That man never had a dream,

  • that dream had him.

  • See, people don't choose dreams, dreams choose them.

  • So the question I'm getting to is

  • do you have the courage to grab the dream that picked you, that befits you, and grips you?

  • Or would you let it get away and slip through?

  • Y'know I learned a fact about airplanes the other day.

  • Now this was so surprising. See, I was talking to a pilot and

  • he told me that many of his passengers think planes are dangerous to fly in.

  • But he said actually, it is a lot more dangerous for a plane to stay on the ground.

  • I said, "What?"

  • Like how does that sound?

  • Well he said, "Because on the ground, the plane starts to rust,

  • malfunction and wear, much faster than they ever would if it was in the air."

  • As I walked away, I thought, yeah, makes total sense,

  • because planes were built to live in the skies.

  • And every person was built to live out the dream they have inside.

  • So it is perhaps the saddest loss to live a life on the ground

  • without ever taking off.

  • See, most of us are afraid of the thief that comes in the night to steal all of our things,

  • but there is a thief in your mind who is after your dreams.

  • His name is doubt.

  • If you see him, call the cops and keep him away from the kids,

  • cuz he is wanted for murder, for he has killed more dreams than failure ever did.

  • He wears many disguises and like a virus will leave you blind and divided and turn you into a

  • "kinda".

  • See, "kinda" is lethal.

  • You know what kinda is, there's a lot of kinda people.

  • You kinda want a career change.

  • You kinda want to get straight As.

  • You kinda want to get in shape.

  • Simple math, no numbers to crunch.

  • If you kinda want something, then you will kinda get the results you want.

  • What is your dream?

  • What ignites that spark?

  • You can't kinda want that,

  • you've got to want it with every part of your whole heart.

  • Will you struggle?

  • Yeah, you will struggle, no way around it, you will fall many times

  • but who's counting?

  • Just remember, there's no such thing as a smooth mountain.

  • If you want to make it to the top,

  • then there are sharp bridges that must be stepped over,

  • there will be times you get stressed and things you get depressed over.

  • But let me tell you something, Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times.

  • Three times but he kept going.

  • The television execs fired Oprah, said she wasn't fit for TV, but she kept going.

  • Critics told Beyonce that she couldn't sing.

  • She went through depression but she kept going.

  • Struggle and criticisms are prerequisites for greatness.

  • That is the law of this universe and no one escapes it.

  • Because pain is life, but you can choose what type.

  • Either the pain on the road to success, or the pain of being haunted with regret.

  • You want my advice?

  • Don't think twice.

  • We have been given a gift that we call life.

  • So don't blow it.

  • You are not defined by your past, instead you are born anew in each moment.

  • So, own it now.

  • Sometimes you gotta leap and grow your wings on the way down.

  • You better get the shot off before the clock runs out,

  • cuz there ain't no overtime in life, no do over.

  • And I know I sound like I'm preaching or speaking with force,

  • but if you don't use your gift, then you sell not only yourself but the whole world short.

  • So what invention do you have buried in your mind?

  • What idea?

  • What cure?

  • What skill did you have inside to bring out to this universe?

  • "Uni" meaning "one", "verse" meaning "song".

  • You have a part to play in this song so grab that microphone and be brave.

  • Sing your heart out on life's stage.

  • You cannot go back and make a brand new beginning.

  • But you can start now and make a brand new ending.

It is not death most people are afraid of.

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EVERYBODY DIES, BUT NOT EVERYBODY LIVES

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    Sabrina Hsu posted on 2020/09/06
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