The Man, The Legend: A Tribute to Alexander Polli

Posted by Andrew R.

With the loss of another legend, I wanted to share a few written words from Alexander Polli from back in 2013:

“I want to talk about death, but more importantly life.
Death will come.
It may come without warning, as early as today or tomorrow, or it may come with old age at the end of a long life.
However it comes, it will come.
Death is not something to be feared, it is simply the completion of the circle that is your life.
Life will go.
Your life and how you live it is much more important than your death or how you died.
Be clear on one thing, once you die (and remember you don’t know when that will happen), this life, the one you are living right now, will be over.
So, if there is anything you regret, are sorry about or wish that you could have done differently… apologize, right your wrongs, share those feelings with the people that they need to be shared with. Do it now, while you still can, the sooner the better.
Life is now.
If there is anything you have always wanted in your life, then go after it, DO IT!
Do it now while you still can.
Take the risk, make the leap of faith to explore the unknown. Try something different, make the change, tackle your dreams and goals head on.
Fail. Try again, fail again, try again, repeat until you succeed.
You’ll be happy you did it regardless of if you fail or succeed.
Don’t let other people’s opinions hold you back.
It’s your life, you live it.
Live, love, cry and laugh, dance and scream at the top of your lungs, or simply sit quietly in silence, enjoy every minute you can while you still have them… they are counting down.
I don’t know all the answers, but I can tell you what I do know. There is no guarantee there will be a tomorrow, you may only have right now.
Living happily and living your life without regret or guilt is the goal, and this is the way I have found to do it.”

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