What is Living?

September Fishing
September Fishing (Photo credit: RobW_)

I have being out on a business trip and thus have being out on this platform. The month of September has come to a close. This is also the end of the third quarter of 2013 and gradually the year closes. I read through the timeline of my mentor on twitter (@deoluakinyemi) today and was moved to action by his tweets. I felt sharing it would make an impact. Don’t forget to drop a comment and have a great month of October.

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As we advance in years our life reserves get reduced and we embark on the process of dying. #WhatIsLiving

Living is dying; like d pages of a book, as d left piles up, d right diminishes until we hit d back cover & turn d book over.. #WhatIsLiving

It is however interesting that in order then to live life fully; one must embrace the possibility of death. #WhatIsLiving

Full life is impeded by the fear of dying. #WhatIsLiving

The pages drag slowly, the moments lack zest, when we refuse to plunge or dive because we are afraid! #WhatIsLiving

We have only one shot at life, yes, it’s going to end with death anyway, so why not live it fully with no regrets? #WhatIsLiving

“People living deeply have no fear of death” – Anais Nin #WhatIsLiving

Why not enjoy d journey since destination is sure? Why not with passion, excitement and fulfillment? #WhatIsLiving

I shudder at the statistics of people who really live deeply? Only a few percentage of people ever live beyond ordinary lives. #WhatIsLiving

Many of us unconsciously live with the template of Solomon Grundi, our lives follow a predictable sequence. #WhatIsLiving

For many, their key motivation is not more life, but the fear of not losing the one that we have. #WhatIsLiving

Many people wake up early every morning and engage in a race to work and back. #WhatIsLiving

We race to work not bcos of passion, love or excitement, but just to put food on the table, & we think we must do it this way #WhatIsLiving

Many ‘hope’ dat 1 day they’ll suddenly hav a rush of courage & live their dreams; give up who we are for wat we are capable of #WhatIsLiving

For many, one day, one day comes one day late, and then you are late and its too late. #WhatIsLiving

Yank off your life from the slow road guarded by fear, move into the lane where life is rich and adventurous. #WhatIsLiving

It’s not a road void of challenges, nay, but it’s exciting and full of stories. #WhatIsLiving

Living life more fully is empowering & capable of making you a guiding light for thousands or millions of prisoners of fear. #WhatIsLiving

When was the last time you broke your routine and did things in the spirit of love? #WhatIsLiving

I’ve sometimes wondered why the two greatest commands in the bible have to do with love – loving God & loving one’s neighbors.  #WhatIsLiving

Love is d significant essence of our lives. We are made to love, we act with our deepest passion & boldness when there is love #WhatIsLiving

Love! Not selectively, love deeply, cares, show affection, build lasting and worthwhile relationships. #WhatIsLiving

Let your love for others be bound by your love for God. We were created 4 God’s pleasure & he’s pleased when we replicate His love #WhatIsLiving

When did you last show love? When next are you going to act out of love? When? When will you love the unlovable? When? #WhatIsLiving

When? When will you do what is motivated by another’s benefit and not yours? When? #WhatIsLiving

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”- Doug Larson. #WhatIsLiving

If you say more yes than no, you’ll leave a life of bigger possibilities. U’ll achieve more, have more fun & live more fully. #WhatIsLiving

say yes to people that need help, say yes to opportunities, say yes to adventure, say yes to more life, say yes to your dreams. #WhatIsLiving

Say yes more often, than No! If it doesn’t go against God’s principles, the answer is yes! #WhatIsLiving

I discovered ive been saying lots of yes in my life. Ive said more yes than no & it makes life interesting and unpredictable! #WhatIsLiving

It’s so amazing how we submit ourselves to a sheltered experience in life. #WhatIsLiving

We want to be safe, so we put our lives in a safe deposit box, lock ourselves out of opportunities… #WhatIsLiving

Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. #WhatIsLiving

It is only those who dare to fail greatly that can achieve greatly, you are not likely to go further than you dare!  #WhatIsLiving

You are not likely to discover new islands until you are willing to lose sight of old shores. #WhatIsLiving

There is a roman proverb that says that it’s better to live one day as a lion than a thousand days as lambs. #WhatIsLiving

It’s not the quantity of life that counts it’s the quality of life. #WhatIsLiving

Enoch’s short life of adventure is worth the record lifespan of many Methuselahs. #WhatIsLiving

Living without courage is like stew without salt, I’ll rather a small serving of tasty stew than a whole pot of salt-less soup #WhatIsLiving

Is your life an adventure, or are you bored? Dare! #WhatIsLiving

“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live” – Dorothy Thompson #WhatIsLiving

There different species of fear, the fear of failure, the fear of death, the fear of criticism e.t.c. #WhatIsLiving

Fear is one of the strongest forces on earth. Folklore even says that fear beats death in it’s own corridor, #WhatIsLiving

Fear is likely to kill more people than death should they happen upon the same scene. #WhatIsLiving

Fear is to Faith, what Friction is to Force, our progress is hindered mostly by our doubts and fears. #WhatIsLiving

Progress hence, is the art of mastering fear, confronting fear and acting in spite of fear. #WhatIsLiving

Fear not! – this phrase appears in the Bible 366 times, that’s one for everyday and an extra one for the leap year. #WhatIsLiving

Fear is a scarecrow on the farmland of life, designed to chase away the timid souls from the fresh corn a few inches below. #WhatIsLiving

In no day must we live in fear! Like Mark Twain said, courage is not the lack of fear, it’s acting in spite of fear. #WhatIsLiving

It’s okay for you to become afraid from time to time, but never let your actions be determined by the feelings of fear. #WhatIsLiving

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”- Sven Goran Eriksson #WhatIsLiving

A book about the greatest Network Marketing Achievers I read had someone saying “focus on the activities, not the results”. #WhatIsLiving

It was an IBM CEO who said that in order to double his success rate; he had learnt to double his failure rate. #WhatIsLiving

Get the activity right, the result will ultimately measure up. If you are prepared to fail often enough you will succeed often enough. #WhatIsLiving

Don’t follow the paths that exist, create a new path and leave a trail. #WhatIsLiving

Failing is not d same thing as becoming a failure. Failing becomes failure if failing is a destination rather than a bus stop. #WhatIsLiving

If you really want to succeed you must be ready to fail a lot more! #WhatIsLiving

I proudly tell people today that I have sold bread, sold eggs, sold akara [that’s beans ball], done transport business, barbed hair, e.t.c. #WhatIsLiving

Are you failing enough? Or is your life filled with successes because you are not attempting much? #WhatIsLiving

It matters that I am not numbered with timid souls who know neither success nor failure because they were to afraid to fail. #WhatIsLiving

Don’t live a boring life, venture, lose some money, get some history – but don’t sin. I’m sounding like Ecclesiastes. #WhatIsLiving

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill #WhatIsLiving

Living is Dying. Let’s live life fully. Let’s take everyday as it comes, and maximize the 6 inches in front of our face.  #WhatIsLiving

Let’s live as we would have wanted to have lived when we are about to die. Let’s live with the end picture in mind. #WhatIsLiving

Like Julius Caesar said, don’t live like a coward and die many times before your death, live with courage and die just once! #WhatIsLiving

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”- Norman Cousins #WhatIsLiving

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culled from http://www.twitter.com/deoluakinyemi


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