“Why tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death”

The Bar

This bar comes from Ludacris’s song featuring Usher and David Guetta, entitled “Rest of my life. On the track, Ludacris encourages the listeners be risk takers and live their life to the fullest. “Why tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death” says it all. 

The Life

We all have one life to live. One things that we all have in common that no one can avoid is that one day we all will die. There are people in this world that are stuck in positions that are making them miserable. True happiness is not defined by how much money you make or material things that you may achieve, but true happiness is obtained when you are doing what you love.  How many times have you came across an elderly person and they tell you “ take advantage of everything in life while you are young because life goes fast.”? I believe that one of the saddest things in life is seeing the elderly live with regrets. The regret of not chasing that dream that they once had. The regret of not building that business. The regret of not seeing the world. I have dealt with this feeling personally and let me tell you, it’s not a good feeling. Growing up, all I wanted to do was play basketball. I ate, slept, and drunk basketball. A genuine love for the game. I was a relatively good kid growing up but once I hit high school I lost focus. The freedom that high school brought to my life took over the flames  that I once had for sports. I still played ball, but I wasn’t doing good in my classes like I normally was. I played on the 9th grade team my freshman year and was being considered for varsity along with only one other freshman. I was ecstatic. Then one day that all change. The coach pulled me to the side and told me what would crush me. “Son I can’t bring you up because you are ineligible for varsity sports. I felt like a failure. I had lost the vision. My actions and me taking life and opportunities for granted cost me the start of my dreams coming true. I would eventually get my grades together enough to play varsity but because of my bad start, when it came time to look at colleges, no schools wanted me. Not because of talent, but because of my GPA. I had failed  and now I have to live with those “regrets” and “what ifs”. There may be something that you’ve always wanted to do or experience but you put it off because of circumstances that life put in front of you. You may  have a idea that you think will be big, but distractions are keeping you from succeeding. “Why tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death”. Take those risks that are necessary  to live your best life and keep your eye on what is important. As my mentor Dr. Eric Thomas says, make the rest of your life, the best of your life.

Check out the song below

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