“Life’s Work”

Lucas A. Davidson
2 min readSep 16, 2022

Daily Meditation #205–9/15/2022

“The days are long, but the years are short” is probably one of my favorite expressions.

It is harsh. Perceptually true.
Death is ever nearing — it may even be nearer than you think.

Many of us — perhaps all of us — have some calling or voice within us beckoning.

For some it’s as simple as having a family.
Others, it’s an entrepreneurial pursuit.
Some of us wish to write books…

But, the only similarity is that these “Life’s Works” for many of us never begins.

We always mistakenly think we have plenty of time…
Or that we need to wait for inspiration…
Or motivation.

These are all wrong.

Not only do have so little time — for many of us, even less — but to wait for inspiration or motivation is like waiting to win the lottery.

The best thing you can do with any “Life’s Work” idea, concept, or goal is to simply start.

You don’t need to know today what it looks like.
All the functions.
Where all the gears and cogs fit in…

You need to just start.
Do things that increase your luck and inspiration.
Act in a manner consistent with the Work.

You really do not have time.
There nearly never will be the perfect “lightning bolt” or “eureka!” moment.

Just do it.

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These are distillations from my coming book “YouDaimonia: the Ancient Philosophy of Human Flourishing.”



Lucas A. Davidson

Daily philosophical meditations on Eudaimonia. These are distillations from the forthcoming book on the topic. Comments or jobs: lucas@multistatewide.com