Many of us live lives filled with tedium, responsibilities, and unpleasant chores. We spend so much of our mental energy just getting through each day that it’s easy to forget that our time on earth is finite and that each moment we fritter away is a moment we will never get back.
We need to be reminded that life’s too short to spend every day doing work you hate. Life’s too short to hold grudges against people we love. Life’s too short not to see the wonders of the world. Life’s too short to not live life to the fullest.
That’s not to say that you can completely eliminate tedium from your daily life. Even if you win the lottery, or sell your business and retire, you will still have responsibilities and obligations that you don’t want to do. But we shouldn’t use our obligations as an excuse not to chase the freedom to pursue the things that really matter to us.