Where will you find the Richest Place on Earth?
If you were to get into a conversation as to where the richest place on earth are, wealthy cities such as Abu Dhabi and Tokyo would likely come up in the discourse. But are cities like these truly the richest places on earth?
“The graveyard is the richest place on the surface of the earth because there you will see the books that were not published, ideas that were not harnessed, songs that were not sung, and drama pieces that were never acted”. From Maximizing Your Potential by Myles Monroe
So many leave this world with the gifts and offerings that will enrich themselves and others–still in them.
Time Waits for No One
Death comes and it doesn’t discriminate. Doesn’t matter your age. Your occupation or lack of one. How important or unimportant you may be. How many gifts and talents you have to contribute to the world, or how much you have already contributed. Doesn’t care what future plans you have or dreams there are within you. Doesn’t know the meaning of ’ waiting until it’s ‘convenient’
Death is an equal opportunity event. We are all mortal…and we all eventually die. And we’re not privy to know when it will be.
In a commencement address at Stanford in 2005, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs said:
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart
If you knew you were going to die soon, what are things you would be doing differently now, to bring unfulfilled dreams within you to pass?
I teach photography-based personal development workshops, and the photograph of the cemetery is one that I use in a lesson encouraging participants to search for and discover God-given dreams and talents…and then help them identifying and implementing steps they can take now to move towards that dream.
I’ve found it important to take time, periodically, to review my life and aspirations and ask God and myself…Am I doing the best I can to fulfill what I’ve been put on this earth for?