Life Is Short, So Live With Urgency

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If you died today, would you have any regrets in your life? I’ve been living by this creed since early 2017, when I quit my job to start internet businesses while traveling the world.

Life is not something that we should take for granted. I’m under 30, but two of my 120 high school classes have unfortunately already passed away. You shouldn’t wait until you’re older to live the way you want to live because those days may never come.

If you know what you want to do with your life, do it. And if you don’t know what you want to do with your life, start searching.

The only way to figure out how you want to spend your time is by going on a journey. And you shouldn’t expect this journey to be easy or fast. It took me ten years of relentlessly searching to figure out how I want to spend my time. And this will undoubtedly evolve as I get older.

Other people can help guide you on this journey. But you’re the only one living your life, so this is something you will have to figure out on your own.

Don’t play it safe. And don’t do what you’re “supposed to do.” Instead, trust your gut and embrace that life is fucking short. And take action today towards living your best life!

Daily Essay 5/30

Cam Woodsum
I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.