My Work – My Life – Like There Is No Tomorrow

I get up early in the morning and workout… put my best effort on my muscles… like there is no tomorrow.
I hurry up with mundane routines to get to my laptop to start punching words to my blog or to reply to my clients….. like there is no tomorrow.

I pray to the Lord for the strength to do my life’s best work today…. like there is no tomorrow.
I think about my work all the time.. how I can improvise the blog, how I can bring a change in the lives of so many people.. like there is no tomorrow.

If I am reading a book or watching a movie, I try to absorb the most out of it… like there is no tomorrow.
Along with reading medical news, I also focus on grammar, English usage, software technical stuff  etc.. to put in the best set of words in my articles.. like there is no tomorrow.
While I concentrate hard to keep concentration and mental peace at mountain levels.

like there is no tomorrow

I try to hurry up with my work, to extract most out of the day,  like there is no tomorrow.
I try to forgive harsh words of others, try to gulp in all the frustrations, absorb all the sorrows, yet try to give my best to people  around me… like there is no tomorrow.
try to take care of my family and give valuable time to my friends… like there is no tomorrow.
I cry and weep hard if I get to know a bad news, I laugh out loud, relish and enjoy all the small fun of life. Ignoring what others think of me, I try to live close to my genuine self… like there is no tomorrow.

However,
I do not spend money like there is no tomorrow.
I do not drive my car fast like there is no tomorrow.
I do not brag / abuse people like there is no tomorrow.
I do not consume alcohol or smoke like there is no tomorrow.
I do not eat like there is no tomorrow.
Because I know, that, if at all there is a tomorrow for me, I would want to make that a better day than today.

The best way to make a dent in the universe, the best way to bring a change to this world, the best way to find inner peace and satisfaction, that I know is… to work and love people… like there is no tomorrow. 

45 thoughts on “My Work – My Life – Like There Is No Tomorrow”

  1. Excellent words and it has put me some inner thoughts where in some point of life i did these
    I spent money like there is no tomorrow.
    I drove my car fast like there is no tomorrow.
    I ate like there is no tomorrow.

    which i realised now…that its not worth it.

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  2. Excellent post Dr. Hebbar and it’s a real inspiration to many of us out there. Keep on going with such extraordinary articles.

    Hope success surmounts your days today and tomorrow.

    Thank you.

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  3. Well, I am not surprised . . . this is the only way to accomplish a mission which is much, much bigger than one’s life. All good people who did great service to humanity, “enjoyed” their life helping others in the same way. Dr. J.V. Hebbar, you are leading a saintly life and you did the right thing by sharing your thoughts and your routine. May it inspire many people to do great work.

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    • Thank you very much sir. I must admit that I have worldly desires and interests as well. I just try to make the best out of my energy… Like there is no tomorrow.

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  4. The poem reveals the “Yogi” in yourself. It also reflects the awakened “Brahman” in yourself. Reading it was something similar to reading the “Sadana Panchakam” by Adi Sankara. Rarely do people understand the purpose of human janma and the duties we are expected to do towards the earth and our fellow beings.

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    • Dear Tatiana, It is just the expression of my mind about how I deal with my daily routine. That’s all.
      It is definitely NOT self-hypnosis. It is true and I mean every words that I have written.
      Purpose of writing this –
      – To express how I feel and deal.
      – I hope that the article may work as motivation for a few people.

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  5. Wow! Nice little post! Dr. Hebbar, you are very good at words too and it’s amazing. 🙂 The way you have said those lines…it’s beyond doubt that you mean them too. Well meant and wonderfully put together. Cheers! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  6. I really like your articles and your insight! Thank you!
    I like everything in your article. I wish there were more people like you who put their heart in what they are doing!
    P.S. one point, I simply cannot leave out. You mentioned you “work out every morning … like there is no tomorrow”. I really hope you are employing traditional time-tested forms of exercise, like Yoga, for example. As modern forms of exercise are a bit over-rated, I think.
    I learned it very very hard way, that our physical endurance is closely connected to our Ojas, hence, working out like there is no tomorrow is not as good as it is promoted to be nowadays, or at least working out in the manner that it is promoted – endurance training, aerobic exercise. There are lots of people who loved to exercise like there is no tomorrow and …. ended up with adrenal fatigue (Ojas depletion in my understanding). You mention you don’t spend money like there is no tomorrow. I believe working out is akin to spending money. Modern physical exercise should be seriously reconsidered, especially if it’s aeroboic exercise, and especially if you are challenging endurance level. So, several years now after I loved to run, and I am still putting back my health together…, and enjoying yoga.

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    • Dear Millie, Your point is very valid. I do a 45 minutes of combination of Yoga poses, running, gym workouts and aerobics. I keep on changing the combinations so as to avoid boredom. Because I can afford only 30 – 45 minutes a day for workout, I try to put in my best efforts. In fact, the mental energy that is generated during workout turbo charges my day. My workout is one of the main reason behind my energy and enthusiasm throughout the day.

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  7. YOUR ARTICLE …NOT AN ARTICLE…YOUR GREAT EXPRESSIONS FROM YOUR INTERNAL SELF WHICH CAN MAKE REALISATION ABOUT THE DUTIES AND FACTS IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS .THANK YOU AND HATS OFF TO YOU FOR YOUR WELLDOING IN YOUR LIFE . WISHING YOU A HAPPY LIFE JOURNEY .

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    • Exactly. To make sure that tomorrow is ours we have to do best work everyday… Like there is no tomorrow.

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  8. DEAR DOCTOR,

    AFTER READING YOUR ARTICLES FROM 2012, AM TRYING TO IMPLEMENT SOME OF THEM IN MY LIFE ACCORDING TO MY SITUATION.
    THEY ARE WORKING AND CHANGING PEOPLE TOO,
    PEOPLE APPLAUD ME FOR THAT BUT ALL CREDIT IS TO YOU , SO AS A THANKS GIVING I FORWARD YOUR LINKS TO ALL OF THEM, NOW APPROX 28 PEOPLE ARE REGULAR READERS OF YOUR BLOG.
    THANKS FOR SUCH A KIND WORK YOU DO.

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    • Dear Dhanasekaran Swamy, noble ideas may be many, but those people, like you, who implement the ideas are the true genius gems. Congratulations and many thanks for referring my articles to your friends.

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  9. thanks for the inspiring words I read them again and again as if there is no tomorrow,keep sending me similar ones as early as possible as if there is no tomorrow
    HATS OFF TO YOU Dr. feel lucky to find such a person via mails GOD BLESS YOU

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  10. makes introspection within our self and same time tells about eternal truth & mortal end of life.

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  11. Great work Dr. I have noted that you stated about consumption of alcohol, Tell me is it OK to consume 2 standard pegs of Alchahol twice week by senior citizens.

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  12. Very nice article sir.this will surely help many including me.
    I need a help sir. Could you please suggest a good ayurvedic south Indian recipe book to refer? I know that this comment is not related to this article but i was not sure where to ask this.please help.

    Regards,
    Ammu

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  13. Great! You are inspiring!

    You just reminded me of Mahatma Gandhi’s words – ‘Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.’

    I too have made this affirmation and tried but have fallen back many times. I would give another try TODAY itself!

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  14. Dr. Hebbar, Greetings! All i can say after reading your inspired words that, here is a doctor with a DIFFERENCE.
    Not the run of the mill doctor. Cheers!!! :o) hahaha… and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND TO YOUR READERS AS WELL. Thanks and kind regards
    Sudhakar.

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    • Dear sir,
      Many thanks for the wishes.
      Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful 2015 🙂
      Dr Hebbar

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