Asking someone “What would you do if you only had 6 months to live?” is a common method to elicit someone’s true desires, to cut through the noise and find out what they really want to do.
In the same spirit, the phrase Carpe Diem or “Seize the day” means to live today as though it was your last, or stop thinking about the future and get on with it.
If you ever need to capture that state of mind, take a look at this inspirational video clip from the late Gabrielle Bouliane.
“What are you waiting for? Why are you not being everything you can be right now”