I was talking to Trav, who works for me, and he told me that on the day of Prince’s death, downtown Minnesota was so congested it looked like the 405 in Los Angeles on a Friday afternoon.

There are so many celebrities that die young – Heath Ledger, Prince, Philip Seymour Hoffman, just to name a few. Go back to the Marilyn Monroe and James Dean days.

There are so many non-celebrities that die young too. How many kids die at the age of five from terminal cancer?

There are so many people that get life nipped in the bud. They don’t get to fulfill their dreams, their wishes. They don’t get to live out their fantasies. They don’t get to fall in love. They get ripped off and they leave people behind that love them.

We Live Like We Have Forever Left

When I was out a couple of weeks ago, I met a brain surgeon. He was in his late 40s, and he looked at me and said, “People don’t realize how short life really is. Everyday I see a perfectly healthy person come into my office, who literally drops dead a week later of some sudden thing that happened to them.”

I looked at him and said, “Nice to meet you, Grim Reaper. It’s a real pleasure to know you.”

He said, “No, that’s not the issue. People die all the time, from cancer, heart attack. It’s the way people are not living that really bothers me.”

You see, we feel like we have so much time on this planet, but in reality, we really don’t. In reality, we never know when our time is up. Yet every single day, we leave life on the table.

Turn Your To-Do List into a Living List

I always ask people, “How much life have you left on the table today?”

Most people think about the things they didn’t do on their to-do list. If you look at your to-do list right now as you’re reading this – it’s probably next to you on the computer or it’s on a pad – take a look at all the things you need to do.

Pick up dry cleaning.

Call three people back for business.

Balance your checkbook.

Your to-do list is usually full of busy things or work-related things.

Your to-do list is never filled with things like:

Go out there and fall in love today.

Go out there and meet somebody interesting.

Go and work out this afternoon.

Eat a healthy meal.

Book a trip to Maui.

Most of the time our to-do list is full of things that we need to do in order to sustain our life; not necessarily to make life better, but just to sustain our life so we can continue on the same path that we’re on every single day, being a slave to either our job or our life or whatever it might be.

That’s not what life is about.

You see, you never know when you’re going to die, so why not start living and start making a to-do list – what people call a bucket list. I would rather call it a living list. We all talk about living life to the fullest, but we don’t really do it. Why don’t you put together a living list of all the things you want to do, and why not do something on that list every single day that absolutely makes you feel so alive and so happy?

What Would Make You Happy Right Now?

How about the person that you were going to go out with and you never gave a chance to?

Why not that person?

How about connecting with somebody or saying yes to a date with somebody who intrigued you?

How about being more vulnerable and more open so you can feel and find more love in your life?

Those are some of the things that I think you should put on your to-do list, becoming more emotionally vulnerable to people around you so you’re able to then find a wonderful relationship to feel and have beautiful love. Because you never know when your last moment is going to be taken from you.

That’s called a living list. That’s called a to-do list of living.

Today’s video is all about living more. Watch it and pass it along to all the people that you know – that’s something I want you to promise me right now.

I’ve been giving you free content for so long. I write things from my heart every day. What I want you to do is make a promise to me right now. This is on my to-do list. I want you to take this video, I want you to post it on your Facebook wall, and I want you to pass it along to all your friends, because everybody needs to get together and start living.

Everybody needs to get together and start living and being together as people.

Do me that favor, please.