When the director asked the audience: “Where is the richest land in the world?”
One of the audience answered: “Oil-rich Gulf states.”
Another added: “Diamond mines in Africa.”
Then the director said: “No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed from it, they died and carried many valuable ideas that didn’t come out & benefit others. It is all in the cemetery where they were buried.”
Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote his wonderful book Die empty, where he did his best to motivate people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late.
The most beautiful line in his book is that: “Do not go to your grave and carry inside you the best that you have, always choose to die empty.”
Die empty is a new expression and unique on its on way, at first glance you will think it is normal.
But I was surprised to know the true meaning of this new expression.
It is to die empty of all the goodness that is within you. Deliver it before you leave this world.
If you have an idea, perform it.
If you have a knowledge, give it out.
If you have a goal, achieve it.
Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside.
Don’t keep the goodness inside you, but die full of ideas and be a delicious meal for the earthworms in the grave.
Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we will always have a tomorrow. But sooner or later, all our tomorrows will run out.
Now, I understand the meaning of the words of all the Holy Books that when the Final Hour comes upon one of you, while He has a sapling in his hand, let him plant it.
How can we grow a plant when we have reached our last day?
Yes, God wants us to die empty. To live every day like it is the last day. To give the maximum energy to all that we have, and when we work on something we do it the best way. When we create something it should be spectacular.
We should be inspiring, happy, optimistic, and always seek to be empty until our souls rise up to the sky.
*Are you empty?*
I think we all weigh thousands of tons of goodness, creativity, love and hope that we can give.
We have not given all of it, except a little.
How I wish that we start the race to give and remove every atom of goodness inside us.
We should learn how to find and sustain our passion and generosity, even in tough times.
The same way we in our professional and personal life, we need to be purpose driven, and have a mindful approach towards life, as mentioned by T.I.G.E.R. Santosh Nair [Founder – smmart] in the Capability Multiplier Podcast.
A person should live his life to the fullest and be purposeful. The purpose should be even bigger than his life itself.
To build a purpose he needs to work upon his capabilities and upgrade his knowledge through books, videos, public speaking, etc.
Also, learn to develop the right habits and strategize well to achieve goals faster”