Wednesday, 20 December 2017

THE BEGINNING OF ADULTHOOD


"Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I've got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it to the next generation. "

As we near the finish of 2017, I am taking time to share 12 vital lessons that I have learnt: each lesson a day for twelve days.

I read a book  recently that really challenged me, and its one of those that serves like a life manual and I would recommend it to everybody. Check up the review of Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance.

Augustine remarks that, asking yourself this question is the beginning of adulthood- What do I wish to be remembered for? And for me it is a question that outlines ones true purpose in life. 

When I read this great book I felt so enlightened and scared at the same time. I have never thought of writing my own epitaph, who does that even? As inauthentic and daunting as it sounds, it ignites some sense of realisation. I have to confess that I haven't thought along the line of drafting my own epitaph, but I am now starting to have very crucial conversations with myself. I am at that point where I can hold a meeting with myself and figure out what it means to have an authentic life, ideally  WHAT DO I WISH TO BE REMEMBERED FOR?

Therefore, as long as I can still live, I am of the opinion that I will rejoice in life for life's sake.  Bernard Shaw puts it beautifully when he says, "Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I've got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it to the next generation. "


Therefore I have taken it upon myself to decipher who I am and what I stand for.

 I should do my best and be the best version of myself. 

Illuminate my shine

Be intentional; live a life that's meaningful and fulfilling. This is what I want to be remembered for. 


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