I love this talk by Alan Watts.
I play it to Year 9 students when they have to choose their GCSE Options.
Whenever possible, I try to do what makes my heart beat faster, what makes my eyes shine. Running, writing, putting on plays. Nobody’s dying wish was that they’d spent more time at the office.
Every day we’re given 86,400 seconds. If those seconds were units of currency, like pounds or dollars, would we spend so many doing things we don’t enjoy?
Be bold. Follow your dreams. We’ve only got one life.
Make yours extraordinary.