Recently I listened to an interview with Robert D. Smith who talked about how many days he has lived and milestones he would set for certain number of days. It struck me that I have never thought of how many days I have lived, only years.
I immediately had to find out how many days I have been alive. There’s a great calculator on Robert D. Smith’s blog and you can find a few online as well. When you see your number it will blow your mind because the number is astounding. I have lived how many days?!
Thinking of your life in days instead of years changes everything. The say that our days are numbered truly gets a different meaning now. What is our number? And if we knew our number would that change how we live our lives?
I don’t know but the whole “I have lived this many days” fascinates me. Maybe it’s just me because I am a bit quirky but looking at how many days I have been alive and thinking of how many days that have slipped through my hands makes me not want to waste any more. It does make me treasure each day a little differently.
Looking at days instead of years adds that feeling of urgency that is so easy to lose when we feel as if we have all the time in the world. It helps with that Carpe Diem, Sieze the Day feeling. To take care of each day and also add some awesome milestones along the way.
Do you feel that looking at your life based on number of days instead of years would benefit you or not at all?
Tammy Helfrich says
Love Robert D!
David Mike says
I loved his book! I think it’s good to gain a different perspective on the time we spend on this Earth. Makes you more aware of how short it is.
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Definitely! I haven’t read his book yet but added it to my reading list. He sounded so energetic and inspirational I’m sure his book is the same so can’t wait to read it.
Rick Theule says
Hmmm…If I begin thinking this way, will my stress level rise?
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I thought of that too but I think it is also about asking yourself what Steve Jobs asked himself. Quote: “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
Steve Tessler says
Love this!! I actually wrote something similar today.
Karin Tegeman says
I hadn’t heard of him but the fist thing I thought about the days was, “oh more days to celebrate and eat cake on!” Yes I’m a bit crazy 😉
By the way love your new blog design!
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I love that! More days to celebrate and eat cake. Hadn’t thought of that…
Megan Starbuck says
I didn’t think it would make that big of a difference for me, but I was intrigued. Since I’ve lived 9,570 days, it makes me want to celebrate or do something big & create a milestone for my 10,000 day. Fun! Thanks. 😀
I was intrigued too. Love that you are not that far away from a major milestone of 10,000 days! Awesome.