Are You Human?

Are you human?

Or are you a zombie?

What’s the difference? Humans have aspirations and dreams. They live their lives meaningfully and purposefully.

On the other hand, zombies have a life, but no living in them. They exist without knowing what they want in future. They just roam around the neighborhood, waiting for something, or some victims, to pass by.

Most people are zombies thinking that they are people.

Take a long, hard look at the mirror.

And ask, “What am I?”

Be Busy

Ever heard people saying that we shouldn’t be busy, but rather, be productive? Don’t be busy, but rather, have priorities?

Busy, productive, priorities, they are all the same.

You will need to keep yourself working on whatever that will bring you success.

What you shouldn’t have is slots of emptiness. Spending all your “free time” on watching TV, scrolling through your social media, and playing video games.

Rather, spend all your time creating, building, engaging, learning, and then keep repeating them.

If you can do that, it doesn’t really matter what words you use. Busy, productive or prioritizing.

Kept Afloat

Most people are not at the surface, nor at the bottom. But kept afloat in the middle.

And being in the middle is the worst place to be in. Even worse than being at the bottom.

When you’re above the surface, you’re thriving. And even when you’re at the bottom, you will have all the reasons and motivation to kick and thrust yourself to the top.

But when you’re just floating in the middle, you’re stuck. You don’t have any reasons to give your 200% to get yourself to the top. You are satisfied. You are comfortable. But you are not fulfilled and you don’t feel like life is meaningful.

And you’ll one day realize that you haven’t been living in alignment to your true purpose. And that will begin to haunt you and put you in a bad place.

Are you one of those who’s just floating in the middle? If yes, stop settling for mediocrity. Life is better when it’s lived to the maximum. Your maximum.

Weekends

If you are on a holiday, you most likely wouldn’t want to “rest” on weekends.

You’d want to maximize the whole period you’re there. Visiting famous landmarks. Dining on local cuisines. And just fully immersing yourself in a different culture.

We understand that time is limited and resting simply means wasting time which we could be utilizing on another experience.

But look at your life. Why is weekend so looked forward? Could it be a sign? A sign that your weekdays are mundane, meaningless, or filled with stress?

If you’re living your life meaningfully, weekends and weekdays shouldn’t be that much of a difference. Really.

A meaningful life sees everyday as an equally meaningful day that we can contribute to not just our own fulfilment, but also to improving the lives of others.

If you’re reading this and realizing that your life has all the while been an endless loop of anticipating for the weekends, then you really need to reassess your purpose in life.

Everyday, should be lived like we’re on holidays.

Ants and Bees

Ants and Bees are great examples of creatures who are exceptionally clear about their purpose in life.

And what great teachers they can be to us.

They are never lost. They never stop. Everytime we see them, they are working. And not just working for working’s sake. But giving their all to serve the greater cause.

Be it scavenging for food, collecting honey, guarding their nests, building tunnels and hives, they give their all.

What about you? Are you giving your all? if you are, you deserve my applause. Sadly, most people only operate at only twenty percent of their full capabilities.

A life worth meaning is to serve the greater cause. Changing people’s lives for the better. That is why so many successful people don’t retire even in their silver years. Because they know that if they do, they start to degenerate and become misaligned with their life purpose.

The next time you see an ant running across your table, or a bee buzzing in the garden, take some time to be inspired by them and think of how you can live your life more in alignment with your truest purpose.