Your legacy is every life that you’ve touched. We like to think that these great, philanthropic moments are the ones that leave the impact, or will make the huge difference in the world, but it’s really what you do every day. It’s how you use your life to be a light to somebody else’s.

To live means to experience — through doing, feeling, thinking. Experience takes place in time, so time is the ultimate scarce resource we have. Over the years, the content of experience will determine the quality of life. Therefore one of the most essential decisions any of us can make is about how one’s time is allocated or invested. Of course, how we invest time is not our decision alone to make. As we have seen earlier, stringent constraints dictate what we should do either as members of the human race, or because we belong to a certain culture and society. Nevertheless, there is room for personal choices, and control over time is to a certain extent in our hands.

The cheers grew louder as the crowd began counting down the game clock.


The adrenaline rush overwhelmed Coach Rodriguez’ veins as he collapsed into a folding chair. His basketball team disappeared into a dogpile at center court. Parents in the stands hugged complete strangers in celebration.

Clear River High…

Eating healthy boils down to choices.

Big Mac or turkey sandwich? Donut or an apple? Chicken fried steak or grilled chicken?

You won’t always make the right choice and that is okay. Set a goal to choose the healthier option 80% of the time. This way you won’t feel guilty about the 20%.

Your health is the sum of choices you make over the course of your life. No one is perfect and willpower comes and goes. Making the right choices most of the time is good enough.

Joy comes to us in moments — ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.

“I will get right to the point,” said the President of the autoworkers’ union.

Plant employees were packed into the auditorium, unsure what to make of the hastily called meeting. The anticipation of bad news brought a quick silence over the crowd. …

A study found that taking just 7,000 steps a day reduces the risk of mortality by 50–70%. The human body evolved to be on the move in order to escape predators and find food, not watch TV for seven hours a day and rely on food delivery services. A sedentary body is a body inching closer to death.

Walking is the perfect exercise because it also helps clear your mind. Some of my best ideas came from walks while pondering problems in my life. You can reconnect with nature and your neighbors by walking every day.

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.

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