More than half-way there. I doubt if I'll live to 110...so I'm more than half-way there.
We Americans love to get caught up in our "busyness". When I'm in the zone of work -- both in my TV job and my voice acting...I can ALWAYS find something to do. Always. My list is a mile long.
But what's really important? Will I leave any kind of legacy? Do I want to leave a legacy? Does it matter?
I never met my paternal grandfather. He was a Swiss poster artist in Geneva circa 1910-1935. He died of heart failure at 52. What he left us grandchildren, though, was a rich cache of his artwork. Sketches, oils, posters, and stained-glass. I'm grateful he chose to leave a legacy. It's all I have of him.
So, again, what's my legacy? My writing? My voice-files? Maybe it's worth it to someone. Will it last? A couple of generations, but...doubtful for much longer. How many billions of human beings have lived and died and left a lasting legacy? Maybe .01%. Newton, da Vinci, Geghis Kahn, Lincoln.
Thanks for reading this far. I'm rambling a bit.
My point: Since it's doubtful I will leave a lasting legacy, I prefer to exist in a living legacy of service. This is good for me, good for my family and friends, and good for my clients. My constant stance is/should be: "What can I do for you?".
There are other words for this: mentoring, volunteering, ministering, mission... being "of service" takes the focus off YOU and your worries, and puts energy into putting something or someone else first.... and it's its own reward. Fulfilling.