Maybe the most important thing we do in life is change.
If you are here and not growing, not learning, not transforming the world around you, then what will be left of you when you are gone? Fame, fortune, and history are all eventually washed from the shores of Time. There will be a day when those who seem to have surpassed history–Aristotle, Beethoven, Jesus, for example–when even those names are no longer familiar to anyone’s tongue.
If, in time, Time cleans the slate of all marks, all contribution… then the only time that matters for any of us is Now. The marks we leave on the world may be fleeting in the future but now they matter. Now.
The question you are left with, then, is: What are you doing today?
What are you doing today to matter in your own life?
What are you doing today to matter to somebody, even if that somebody is you?
What are you doing today to make your world a little better?
What are you doing today… that you will remember tomorrow… if you are lucky enough to see it?