Reflecting on your mortality (Memento Mori) can be an important motivator for living your life at 110% with purpose.

Show Notes:

Reflecting on your mortality can be an important motivator for living your life at 110% with purpose; triggered by an article from Dailystoic.com about concept called Memento Mori—the ancient practice of reflection on mortality that goes back to Socrates

Write your own eulogy

Write your own eulogy, how do you want people to remember you after you’ve passed? What’s really important? What do you value most? good husband, father, role model, be of service

Write your personal mission statement

Write out your personal mission statement

Begin with the end in mind

I encourage parents to begin with the end in mind with activities; do with kids so you all decide what’s important and what you value & use that to guide decisions about activities, schools, etc.

Practice memento mori

Practice daily Memento Mori—the ancient practice of reflection on mortality

Use this to create perspective, sense of urgency, to not put off important things and relationships

Write out your eulogy to give your life more meaning & purpose, help you to prioritize your actions

Be conscious about how you spend your time

Be conscious about how you spend your time; easy to waste hours on social media; adults are spending about 10,000 hours a year on social media

Read books, more time in nature, deep conversations, learn an instrument, journal, write a book, art, send thank-you notes, gratitude, personal growth and nonfiction books

Take more risks

Develop a habit of practicing Memento Mori each day

Contact Dr. Jordan: www.drtimjordan.com

For more information about how to teach kids and teens to live a deliberate, purposeful life, read Dr. Jordan’s book written for teens and young adults, Letters from My Grandfather: Timeless Wisdom for a Life Worth Living

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