“We live with the stubborn illusion that we will always have tomorrow to do today’s work.”
“If the Final Hour comes upon one of you while he has in his hand a sapling, then let him plant it.”-Prophet Mohammed
The author of the strangely titled book “Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Every Day” , Todd Henry is a well known motivational writer and speaker. He got this inspiration while attending a business meeting. When the director asked the audience: “Where is the richest land in the world?” and startled the audience by saying
“No, it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed from it, “they have died” and they carry many valuable ideas that did not come out of the light and benefited others. It is all in the cemetery where they were buried.”
Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote this wonderful book wherein he passionately but forcefully exhorts people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late. “Do not go to your grave and you carry inside you the best that you have, always choose to die empty.”
The basic idea of Die Empty is that most of us live with the stubborn idea that we will always have tomorrow. But sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out. On our deathbeds, many of us would give anything to get one more chance to approach life with the full intention and conviction it deserved. He therefore suggests that by the time you reach the end of your life, you should have put it all out there-the unwritten novels, the un-launched products, the un-started businesses that will haunt you on your deathbed.
The expression Die empty is a unique concept in the sense that it lays down some very simple but extremely practical pieces of advice-Do not keep the goodness inside of you, and die full of ideas and be a delicious meal for the earthworms in the grave.As a creator or entrepreneur, you don’t want to die with your best work still inside you. In other words
- If you have an idea perform it.
- If you have a knowledge give it out.
- If you have a goal achieve it.
- Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside.
If you’re feeling stuck in a place you don’t want to be or feel a void in your life for lac of meaningfulness, then do read Die Empty . IT WILL CHANGE YOUR PERESPECTIVE ON LIFE.