Exist or Live
Dedication I wrote in the 2013 Yearbook of PSBA
We have two choices in LIFE — either we choose to Exist or we choose to Live.
People who exist just go with the flow…
Take a bath.
Go to work.
Go to sleep.
Then Next day, you start the same routine all over again.
Ordinary is a word that best describes people who “exist.” They breathe the air of mediocrity and other people dictate their possibilities. Their world revolves around scarcity.
On the other hand, the ones who “live” are living life to the fullest! They take calculated risks. They’re not afraid to look foolish while chasing their dreams. Their world revolves around abundance.
But life is not about doing something great, because most of us will never reach this lofty goal. We might not be featured on TV or win the Nobel Peace Prize, but what really matters is making a difference in our own “YOUnique” way.
The danger of merely existing does not depend on whether our life ends without lofty accomplishments; it lies on whether our years end in waste. Small or big, we must make a difference now!
The 21st century is filled with opportunities. Remember that opportunities come to those who are prepared, so preparation is key. Preparation is more important than giving it your best because in preparing for the best, your best follows.
In conclusion, two words I leave with you today: “Live Life!”
Your past doesn’t define you,
your present circumstances should not limit you,
your future will only be determined by you.
Live or Exist—the choice is yours. Choose wisely.
Someone wise once said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”