William Liao

May 3, 2022

Your second life

About a year ago I came across this quote from the Chinese Philosopher, Confucious, that sent chills down my spine: “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” 

It’s easy enough to utter the words, “I have one life”, and a much more difficult task to fully appreciate the implications of that statement. 

Believing that you have more time gives you permission to avoid doing something important because of fear. 

Understanding that you have almost no time at all gives you the motivation to do the Scary Things you’ve been wanting to do in spite of fear.