Daily Journey – December 5th: The Benefits of Sobering Thoughts
Putting off thinking about the possibility of negative outcomes weakens our resilience to the unexpected. We shouldn’t dwell exclusively on the harsh realities that will one day face us, but we also shouldn’t exclude them from our thoughts, our planning, and our actions.
Contemplating your own mortality now should drive you to improve physically, mentally, and emotionally. While no guarantee of extending your life, it will edge the advantage in your favor.