The Fear Of Death I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear…that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived. – Harold Kushner Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com
“Ethics doesn’t demand a life of self-sacrifice nor require us to ignore our desires and needs. It does expect us to care about right and wrong, to know the difference between what we want to do and what we should do, and to muster the moral courage to do what is right.” – Michael Josephson
The tragedy of life is not so much what we suffer, but what we miss. – Thomas Carlyle
What is right is not always easy and what is easy is hardly ever right, but the right choice today will improve your life tomorrow. Take control of your life. Choose wisely.
Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey. – Michael Josephson
Your past is the path you just travelled. Your future is the path ahead. Your past is part of you. Use it to guide your future. – Michael Josephson
Some people live their lives in black and white. Others live in shade of grey. Why not live in yours in bold, vivid colors?
“The purpose in life is not to win. The purpose in life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people’s lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.” ― …
“I’m humbled to know I’m not all that I can be or all that I ought to be. But I’m proud that I’m better than I used to be and not as good as I will be.”
“We live in deeds, not years; In thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.” – Aristotle
“What will you be when you grow up?” It’s a serious question. As kids, we knew we were going to be something and that to be something was to be someone. Even as our ambitions changed, we knew what we were going to be was important and our choice.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of your past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for …
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish. But you can only spend it once.
Sometimes life does not turn out how you expected or hoped. That doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t be happy. If you don’t limit yourself to your first version of your life, there is always a bright future ahead. If you believe the best is yet to come, you will be right.
“The bad news is that TIME FLIES. The good news is that YOU ARE THE PILOT.” – Michael Althsuler
It is not enough to exist, you must LIVE. It is not enough to survive, you must THRIVE. It is not enough to care, you must COMMIT. It is not enough to seek success, you must seek SIGNIFICANCE. It is not enough to live long, you must LIVE WELL. — Michael Josephson
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. -Albert Einstein
Live A Life That Matters Live it fully and completely at the time, and live it by remembering it and sharing it.
“I don’t know what the future holds but I do know I hold the future.” – Michael Josephson
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. –Gandhi
You have mastered the art of living when you can face: 1. Trouble with courage 2. Disappointment with cheerfulness 3. Difficulties with determination
Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves — to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today. – Stewart B. Johnson
Sometimes the journey is easy; sometimes it requires you to overcome obstacles to follow an old path or make a new one. Either way, the question is: “Is it Worth It?” Your life is too important to consume it pursuing attractive but inconsequential goals. The pursuit of worthy goals is a worthy life.
Think of a purpose for your life that goes beyond being happy, and you will be happy. – Michael Josephson
Life does go on. And the life that goes on must be lived until it is ripped from you or you surrender it, the life ahead has as many mysteries and miracles