Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear. So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived, at the end.
It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; Not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
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Sir Victor Supulugane Seshoka describes himself as an Activator, motivational and inspirational speaker, leader, preacher, social entrepreneur, conference speaker and a life coach. He is a 2013 Activator and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kgalalelo Education Foundation (KEF), Director of Supulugane Trading Investments, Public Relations Officer of Vulodzwi TV and Founding President of Youth With A Vision.
He has authored three books to date: See the Promise and Pay the Price, From Dreams to Reality, Worship From a Pure heart and Overcoming Failure.
Victor is motivated by community and youth development and aspires to help young people achieve their dreams.
Tel: 072 308 5852 / 078 494 8845.
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