If You Were Diagnosed with Cancer and Given Just Months to Live, What Would You Do?

5 Mar

Find Out What This Teenager Did That Changed Countless Lives…

Zach had plans.  Big plans.  But don’t take my word for it… let’s hear it directly from him…

“I think every teenager out there feels invincible.  And they’ll never admit that… It’s not the kind of invincible like Superman – it’s the kind of invincible like… I’ll see you in five months.  I thought I was invincible.  I was ready for college pretty much.  I was planning out way ahead.  Then… yeah… turns out sometimes you can’t do that.

“My name is Zach Sobiech.  I’m 17-years-old and I have osteosarcoma.  I’ve been told I have a few months to live… but I still have a lot of work to do.  I want everyone to know – you don’t have to find out you’re dying… to start living.”

That was the opening to a video called My Last Days that has gotten over 13 million views on YouTube.

One of the most important things you can ever discover about people and life is displayed in Zach’s video and story.  What is it?

It is that there are basically only two kinds of people in the world.  When times are tough – really tough – they either stand up and fight until the end… or fold up like a house of cards.  You never really know which person you are until you are faced with a REALLY tough situation.

When a 17-year-old kid is given a few months to live, it would probably be easier to pack it in and give up.  But when faced with the ultimate test, Zach proved he was a fighter until the end.

One of the things Zach did was make music.  It was his way of sharing and making others happy.  He wanted to make as much as he could and bring happiness to as many people as possible.

His song Clouds became a huge hit, and his video has over 11 million views at the time of writing.

But Zach’s message was much more important than an entertaining song.  For example, in the video about his life, Zach’s mother mentioned a guy playing basketball and how he had a really funny way of running.  Zach responded that he was really good at x, y, and z and he listed several things the man was good at.  While many people who are completely healthy and feeling great can’t find something nice to say about someone and can only point out the negative, Zach always pointed out the positive.  He always saw the beauty in the same exact world others constantly see as ugly.

How is it a grown adult with a wonderful life can only see the negative while a 17-year-old dying of cancer sees the positive, the good, and the beauty?

The answer to that is choice.  Zach simply chose to see the beauty, while others simply choose to ignore it.

There is an old saying that goes something like this, “When you change the way you see things, the things you see change.”

Zach made the decision to change the way he saw things.  Maybe he did this because he was faced with what many see as the ultimate tragedy.  Perhaps Zach saw it as the ultimate opportunity.  The opportunity for him to live as much as he could as fast as he could.  But even more important was to get the message out to as many people as he could to do the same.

Let’s face it, life is short.  No matter if you are 17 or 80, it goes by in the blink of an eye.  No matter how successful you are – or how much money you have – time is the one thing you can never get any more of.

So, don’t waste any of it.  Start changing the way you see things so the things you see change.  Make the decision to see and live the life you want to live.  Do it today, because no one is guaranteed tomorrow.


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